Fire & Desire
By Tamira Conner Rogers
Being accepted into law school is not what I expected it to be. Of course, it is exhilarating at the thought of being in an institution outside of the brick walls called Bowie. However, I must say it is somewhat frightening. I can recall my first year; it was so care - free and fun. My second year was excessively relaxed. My third year, I began to take things seriously. Now, I am bombarded with, dare I say it, responsibility. I guess it is a good thing. I have tried to convince myself dozens of times with the "It's Good for You Speech." This is in fact futile in my disposition.
I have been accepted to Emory University, Berkeley, Georgia State and the University of Virginia, which, is highly unlikely considering I am graduating from Bowie State University. I admit, when I spoke with admissions counselors I was asked to lower my standards because Bowie State was not even ranked among historically black colleges and universities. However, I was not deterred. Law school might be the most challenging task in my life at this point, I sometimes question my preparedness. I admit the senioritis bug has bitten me. However, I am praying that this does not carry over into law school.
Midterms are here and I am in disbelief. It is insane how fast the semester goes by. Next thing you know I will be walking across the stage. Well, it is two months away. Can you say excited? Most students would disagree, but I cannot wait for the next chapter in my life to begin. Of course, I will miss, the days of "nothingness" and the excuse for getting money. However, at this point I truly believe I am ready to take the world on at full speed. I am a bit terrified at the amount of bill I will have, but nonetheless I am prepared. I started my plan early, which is why I can now say I am ready for the next chapter in my life.
Aside from my classes, that are for some reason the hardest this semester, my internship is most certainly rewarding. My internship with Congresswoman Donna Edwards, I am beyond excited with all of the Representatives and Senators I see on a daily basis. I cannot imagine interning anywhere else. The United States Congress fosters opportunities and connections for a lifetime. People from all walks of life take trips to the Capitol, taking in the history. I am lucky to be apart of history with President Barack Obama.
I am still athletically challenged; well I have been since November. It is funny how I used to be driven by volleyball. I used to eat, sleep, and breathe volleyball. I am still planning on join g an adult league, but I do not have the time. I will be looking forward to possibly helping next season, but it all depends on where this road to law school leads me. Now, my fire and desire has shifted into something greater, some might say more realistic. The next chapter, the real world.