Another Monday, another whirlwind weekend coming to a close!
As I told you guys last week, we spent this past weekend celebrating so many different things— Mother’s Day (of course), but also my husband’s birthday AND graduation from law school! We were so lucky to have both my husband’s parents and my parents in town for the festivities, and it was such a wonderful (and busy) weekend basking in all the happiness that surrounded us.
It’s moments like these where I really get to take a step back and reflect on all the changes that have happened in our lives since we moved to Durham for the beginning of law school just three years ago…
We moved from the DC area to a brand new city— much different from anywhere we’d lived before— and fell in love with Durham and all its quirks.
We met some of the most incredible friends; friends that I know will be in our lives for years to come.
My husband graduated from law school, which is a huge accomplishment in itself, but not before pouring his heart and soul into his studies for the past three years.
I’ve cycled through sixty crazy little 1st graders, teaching them to read, lifting them up in their times of need, and doing my best to teach them to move forward with independence and respect.
And now we’re about to embark on a summer of travel (and studying for poor Nate, that pesky bar exam!), followed by another adventure in our new (and old) home of Washington DC. It’s pretty amazing how life comes full circle like that!
At the graduation ceremony, Duke was gracious enough to bring Loretta Lynch in as the commencement speaker, and I thought she did an incredible job congratulating the new attorneys, while pointing them towards the future with the challenge of making their mark during this eventful time in America.
Of course, I’m always thinking about the future— I’m a ferocious planner who always knows the next step, thinking sometimes 3 steps ahead, and knowing what my plan is to get there. But for the first time in a long time, I’m not sure what the future brings for me, or for us.
You see, we’ve always had a planned time limit in the places we’ve moved— 5 years in Pittsburgh for my undergrad and masters degree, 2 years in DC to teach before law school began, 3 years in Durham for law school— but now, there is no limit in our future. At first, I wanted a schedule, I wanted to know the plan, every detail, but now, strangely enough, I’m just excited about the unknown. I’m excited to see where this new life leads us. Where we’ll make our mark in this important time.
Accepting the unknown is not an easy task; honestly it’s something I would have had a much harder time with three years ago, but I’m realizing how much I’ve evolved and grown during these three years in Durham and how ready I am to take this future on!
Ok, sorry for all that heavier stuff, now let’s eat TACOS! Simple, comforting breakfast tacos (that I honestly eat more often for dinner than breakfast!) You guys will absolutely love the combination of the crunchy potato, tender zucchini, and creamy scrambled egg, all wrapped up in a warm corn tortilla!
Have a beautiful Monday everyone!