I am back in Athens after my summer in NYC. Overall I had a great summer there. It was the reenergizing experience that I needed personally. My favorite part was getting to know the different people in the office. Everyone was so special in their own way, and I learned a lot from each person. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that one of my very favorite parts was hanging out with Kylar. I miss my friend terribly. I am forever grateful for his mentorship.
This past summer has been great for me professionally as well. Being at an impact litigation firm has solidified my belief that impact litigation is what I want to do–what I’m supposed to do. I loved the research assignments I worked on, and I did great work this summer. I am really proud of the work I did.
So I’ve just finished the first week of my last year of school. As good as I probably should feel right now, I’ve actually had a hard time being back. I’ve definitely been up and down a lot over this past week. It has been really great to be home in a lot of ways. I’ve really missed my law school friends and certain professors, but I really miss my friends in New York too. I knew it would be hard to go back to being the only trans person in my day-to-day life, but actually experiencing it is another thing. It can be hard to be lonely in a sea of happy faces. And all of this is compounded by the fact that the job search clock is ticking faster than ever. Knowing I could graduate without a job offer is terrifying. I’m just trying to focus on my applications and let things work out the way they’re supposed to. It’s much easier said than done.
All the best,