I’m not sure how this summer flew by so quickly but here I am again in school, as though no time passed at all. The beginning of fall semester is, to put it as nicely as possible, not my favorite time of the year… parking is nonexistent, cashiers are extra incompetent, lines are exceedingly long, and the mind is absolutely resentful to have been awoken from its peaceful slumber. This particular semester is going to be long. I have an externship with a children’s hospital, researching a book for a professor, taking 6 courses including nighttime Evidence which is 4 hours ending at about 10pm.
But perspective is important… my externship involves advocating for chronic and terminally ill children. If you ever feel sorry for yourself at all, take a walk through these corridors, at babies in cribs hooked up to IV’s and oxygen tanks, weary parents slumped asleep by their side, or sobbing quietly as they watch their children sleeping… all I can say is its a sudden and much needed punch of perspective straight to the gut.