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It is that wonderful time of the year. I used to love going back to school when I was a kid. One year, I even had a countdown. I was the kid who loved buying school supplies. Dork, I know.
Well, I am not going back to school, for the second year in a row. And this year, I am not even starting something new, like my clerkship last year. However, I am feeling the back to school spirit. That may be because I just moved in with Alex (which is my excuse for my blogging absence), who lives in a Residential Hall. Everyday now, I see new students moving in, the awkward introductions, the back to school events, etc.
As a side note, moving back into a "dorm" is not as bad as it may seem, nor do you have to worry about me reverting to days of eating ramen. It is not the tiny 10x10 room with communal bathrooms of my UCLA days. I might joke about how old I feel around college students and complain about my tiny closet, but my new place is actually a really nice apartment within one of the newest and most expensive halls at GW, which is saying something because it's the most expensive schools in the country. Heck, with two bathrooms and a washing machine, this is probably even an upgrade from my last place.
To round out this time of the year, I went to my law school's orientation, this time as an alumni panelist. I cannot believe I was sitting in their spots four years ago. I would never want to go back and start law school all over again, but I think part of my is envious of their excitement of starting something new.