WW #61: Law School Reunion


Hello everyone.  As we move forward and look ahead, it’s also good to take time to step back and connect with our pasts.  I always try to make High School and college reunions when I can.  I love seeing my friends and also catching up with folks I knew less well.  This weekend marked the first time I’ve ever attended a law school reunion.

Law School was not a terribly happy time for me.  Coming from a small liberal arts college, I found myself ill-prepared for the big classes and standardized exams.  Whereas the rest of my classmates seemed focused and determined, I was confused, not sure of what I wanted to do.

I muddled my way through law school and did practice law for 11 years before finding my passion in the world of Internet video.  This surely was not a career I had envisioned for myself.  Headed to my reunion, I wondered how it would feel to present my unorthodox career to my classmates.

To my delight, everyone I talked to seemed excited for me and happy to learn more.  I in turn was thrilled to hear their stories about career, parenthood and work-life balance.

When we take time to listen to each others stories and talk about our respective lives, we learn, we grow, we connect.  It’s all good.

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Here I am headed to a luncheon.  It was uplifting to be back in a beautiful academic environment again.

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And here’s my favorite photo of the weekend.  When the skies are clear and you’re calm and engaged with others, you can have a pretty great day.  That was this past weekend.

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Arriving back home on Sunday, the kids were clamoring for my attention and my inbox was exploding with unanswered emails.  But it was worth it.  I felt grateful to have two special days among such smart, caring, and engaged people.  A little adult time is never a bad idea.

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Love,

Melissa

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