Well, I've finished up 3 exams so far this semester and have one left to go. That means that I'm one three hour exam away from completing my first year of law school. All in all, it's been a rewarding experience. Sure, the cases about dog bits, breaking damns, knifemakers, the Trident building, exploding packages, trains, etc, get old, but it wasn't that bad. Beyond that, I've made some great friends. It's funny, despite the things that have gone wrong in the last year, I have to say the last two, overall have been a hell of a success.
Professionally: I found a new job when I needed to and it paid more than I was making. Less than three months later, I was hired away with a nice bump in salary and more time off for school. Since then I've been approached about another job with another bump in salary, but had to pass.
Academically: After having decided I would try to go to law school three years ago and being rejected by the only school I applied to. Last year, I applied to another local school on a whim at the deadline, and through a little extra work managed to get accepted. I posted a GPA higher than anytime since high school in the first semester, placing me near the top of my class (also for the first time since high school). I applied for transfer after an agonizing decision process and have now been accepted to the law school that rejected me the first time.
Personally: Well, we all know that it hasn't been perfect here. Despite the one glaring downpoint, all-in-all, it's pretty damn good. I've made more close friends in the one year of law school than I did in four years of college. They've been great for studying, hanging out with, debating things, and were a source of support and strength when I needed it. My health is so much better than it was. I look a lot better and feel a lot better than I did in the past. Consequently, in the last six months I've been on dates with more women than in the previous 27 years of my life. Now, none of those have worked out, but I'm not worried about that right now. Plenty of time for serious relationships. Of course, if you know any single women... don't hesitate to send them my way.
So, it's had its ups and downs, but who am I kidding? I'm happier than I've been in a long time. So, I'll just keep moving forward, enjoying life, having fun, studying hard, and hopefully making my life a success.