Highs and Lows

I’ve been pretty MIA these past two weeks but these two weeks have been pretty tumultuous. Big highs and big lows. 

First off I found out I passed the bar! Yay! Three years of law school, three months of studying, and a three months of nervous waiting finally paid off. Yall, I thought I was going to find out and just scream and jump up and down and be so flipping excited but in reality, I saw my name, and burst into tears. I cried for a good ten minutes, my mom couldn’t understand what I was saying when I called her. She had already seen my name and knew I passed but all she could hear was sobbing so she thought I hadn’t seen my name and I believed I had failed! It was a crazy day… and a wild night. 

Then I had an interview for a permanent (read: paid) position at my work, I was so nervous even though I had been working there is some capacity since January. I walked out of the interview shaking my head thinking wow katherine you are an idiot! The next day I was offered the job! I accepted on the spot because hello this is what I want to do! I called my mom and was so excited to attend my swearing in ceremony in front of the Texas Supreme Court on Monday! I was on cloud nine for about six hours then I got a call from my mom…

My grandpa died Friday afternoon. He and my grandmother live in Minnesota and my mom and I waned to fly out Saturday morning but my grandmother was adamant that we could not leave until after the swearing in ceremony. We did not want to stay and we felt horrible staying for a ceremony that seemed irrelevant now but we did. 

On Monday of this week I was sworn in to the Texas Bar by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and we left for Minnesota Tuesday morning. The viewing is tonight and the funeral is tomorrow; I’m speaking at the funeral and when I was practicing yesterday I broke down twice. I can’t imagine what tomorrow is going to be like. I imagine it’s going to be both horrific and cathartic. 

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and I think I might take a break until after Thanksgiving to get my personal life together and get Plumewood together. 


  • http://www.iris-hanlin.com/ The Starving Inspired

    Congratulations on passing the bar!

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Many prayers heading your way.
    The Starving Inspired

  • http://bywayofberlin.com/ By Way of Berlin

    A belated congratulations on passing the bar! I’m a criminal justice major and am now seriously considering law school which makes these posts of yours very interesting and full of useful information. So thank you!

    Sorry to hear about your grandfather, I can’t imagine the spectrum of emotions you went through in the span of a few days.