As I sit here about to leap out into the unknown, I can't help but be thankful to God. I would have never gotten here without him. It is because of him that I have had the courage to get this far.
There were so many things I wanted to get done. You know, regular stuff, clean the floor, save the luggage, tend to that stack of mail that is only growing larger. Oh well! Tomorrow is coming!
Tomorrow! The day I have been preparing for, for 2 years...well actually since 7th grade when I decided I wanted to be an attorney. It's amazing to think of how many things I have done that lead me to where I am, how many lives that have literally been in my hands, how many lives have ended and began in my hands. It was the hardest thing in the world to let go of being a veterinarian. I just know I can do more for animals as an attorney. They need a strong voice to speak out for them.
I remember once when I was working at a shelter for battered women, there was a lady who came in who had just come from the hospital. Her face was stitched up but it was dripping in blood. As I helped her clean the blood from her face, she told me that she was so ugly and would never be pretty again. I told her that she had to see her own beauty. I told her that this would heal but she needed to protect herself because the scars on her heart would last long after her face healed. She continued to go back to her abuser because she thought she had nothing else. I remember thinking that I never wanted to be under anyone's control like so many women are. I promised myself I would do whatever it took to never let this happen to me. I have never forgotten her and I wonder whatever happened to her. I hope she found her way.
Anyway, This is my forever! Not only for the animals but for me too! This is my chance to change the world! My legal career starts tomorrow. So this is it! No looking back...