For the first time in years, I’m not preparing myself for the first day of school.
I was in college for a bit longer than four years, which turned out to be a great thing because I met Sheila towards the end of my college career.
After a break of two years, I went back to school when I started working at Case–yay for tuition benefits.
Then, I went to law school for three years.
I loved school…yes, I even loved law school. Am I a nerd? Perhaps. I learned so many interesting things that I can use to help improve Cleveland and help improve the lives of those around me. I had many amazing professors and had opportunities to do a variety of interesting things.
However, I must admit that it’s been nice not to have the proverbial albatross of homework hanging over my head every night. This past year was especially rough–I had a myriad potpourri of school newspaper and law review commitments hanging over my head every day, and it was no fun switching off the Browns game and dashing off immediately to good ole’ Cleveland-Marshall.
I have really enjoyed getting back to blogging regularly, and it’s been nice to be able to pull my share of the housework. It’s also been fun to have the time to enjoy random moments like being invited to enjoy a cup of coffee on the porch with my neighbors and actually having the time to do so, y’know, like people used to do before everyone decided that life was better if we didn’t know our neighbors.
(In case anyone thinks I’m “living the dream” and not working…don’t get it twisted! I’m looking hard for other jobs to supplement what we’re already doing with the law office. Praise God for the fact that I have a few opportunities that are shaping up to be something substantial!)
I don’t need to post a link to all of the blogging I’ve been doing on here because…you’re here already!
But I would like to post a link to my blog on Football News Now! Earlier in the summer, I was selected to be the Official Browns Blogger on footballnewsnow.com. As soon as the bar ended, I got to work on posting quality content on From the Shores of Lake Erie. I love the Browns, and I really sharing my thoughts about the team and the progress that we’re making here in Cleveland.
While I’m a bit sad knowing that I won’t get to feel the rush of the first day of school ever again (unless I get a Ph.D in History…), I am grateful and happy for all of the free time that I now have to pursue the many other hobbies and interests that were placed on the back burner over the past several years!