Saturday, May 08, 2010

My Future Awaits

So, this post is a little late since most of you already know the good news, but I finally got a moment to sit down and think for more than 5 minutes at a time. This last week I drove from California to Missouri, unpacked almost all of my things, worked at the law firm for a short day and then headed to my Aunt and Uncle's house to take care of my cousin while they are on vacation for their Anniversary.

However, the most exciting news came on Wednesday night, when I received admittance to Drake Law School! I am beyond thrilled to know that I have somewhere to go in the Fall of 2010, and unless SLU (St. Louis University) accepts me off the wait list, chances are that I am going to to be in Des Moines, Iowa starting August 20th. It's a far cry from Malibu, but I like that it is only 5 or 6 hours away from my family and friends here. I can say that Larry is really excited about the shorter distance, which was a relief as well!

One of the great things about Drake is that they have an excellent Intellectual Property program, which is the kind of law I would like to pursue. However, from what I can see of the first year schedule, it is going to be very intense (16 units over 7 classes). At least there are no 8am classes, and it looks like I would be done by around 4 every day of the week! I'm going to go visit the campus with my Dad in a few weeks, so we will see how the campus feels when I get there, but from the pictures I can find, it looks pretty and the apartments I would be living in look really nice with hardwood floors, private bedrooms and new appliances, including dishwashers! I'm really excited to check them out!

The only other thing I can really say about this is that it is such a relief to know that I have options for the Fall. As happy as I was to have graduated from an amazing 4 years at Pepperdine, it feels like a weight has been lifted from me now that I know I can pursue the one thing I have been working towards these last 4 years. Graduating is now, officially, a great thing, and I am really excited about the future!


  1. Congrats on Drake. Was just there (well, Des Moines) at the same time of the Drake Relays (huge track meet at the University, that lasts a week and is one big party).

    Des Moines is a really nice place, very friendly. And most of the buildings are connected by the skywalk, so you won't be outside during the winter.

  2. Once again, congrats on getting into Drake. I know exactly what you mean by having that weight pulled off your shoulders. And if you've survived St. Louis all these years, then Des Moines should be fine. We Californians are, of course, biased against the flyover states, but my uncle's doing his residency in Des Moines and he likes it just fine.