Ahhh David Bowie (RIP Father of Glitter Rock)... Classic song. Fits my life pretty well at the moment. I'm in a time of extreme transition. I am 22 years old; I am graduating undergrad, buying a house, getting married and starting law school all within a 4-month span. Needless to say, I am extremely excited and slightly terrified about my upcoming life changes and transitions.

Graduating undergrad Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Pre-Law and History is a light at the end of a long, difficult tunnel. College is hard and I worked my butt off in tough classes, extracurriculars, part-time jobs, leading clubs on campus, maintaining a high GPA and working to into Law School. I have loved my college years but I am ready to move on. I will be sad to say goodbye to my beloved undergraduate university, teachers and hometown but I am ready to spread my wings and explore somewhere new and transition into professional graduate school.

My fiance and I are moving to a new city where he begins his full-time job and I will attend Law School. Instead of renting, we decided to jump right in and buy a house. As exciting as it is to be budding homeowners and have our own space it is a daunting task. Loans and yards and furniture and budgets and possibly having a fixer upper..... Oh my. I am watching HGTV in every spare moment I have to try to prepare myself and I feel like I email my realtor every 5 minutes. Thankfully she is patient. I truly feel like I am #adulting hard core and it's quite scary. It is also exciting to look forward to decorating my own space and nesting. My fur-babies will love having a yard to run in finally! We are all over the roommate/sharing space/college lifestyle.

In July, I get to marry my best friend, my soul mate and the person who has put up with me for 6.5 years since we were little baby 15 year olds with acne. This is one transition I am not the least bit scared of. I cannot wait to be married to the man of my dreams and have the best support system I could ever ask for through all these other changes. Wedding planning is stressful and expensive and a pain but it will all be worth it when I can call this amazing man my husband and wake up next to him everyday.

My final and scariest transition is starting Law School in August. Everyone else says I am ready and will do great and the Law School obviously agrees as they awarded me a full tuition scholarship. Though I have prepared extensively and read everything I can, I still feel terrified. Law School is HARD. They set it up to weed out those who are not up to the challenge. I am just mentally preparing myself as much as I can to give my life away to case books, outlines and highlighters as of August 22nd and I hope I am up to the challenge and can live up to the standards I have set for myself. Tune in later this year to see how much of a stressball I am.... should be entertaining....

So yeah.... it is a time of transitions; some are exciting, some are scary and all are a part of growing up. Currently I am listening to Disney songs on Pandora to try to pretend I am not a real adult and remind myself of those carefree days where I had no responsibilities beyond entertaining myself and playing with my cat. I think it is safe to say that I am #adulting hard core. As much as I am nervous and scared, I am so ready for all these changes and moving into more of an adult life. I think I am ready.... we shall see. It will certainly be one big adventure and as Albus Dumbledore wisely said, "Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure".

I am ready to pursue the flighty temptress and if Harry Potter can defeat Voldemort at 17, I should be able to survive home ownership, marriage and Law School at 22.

P.S. You can now follow my adventures or misadventures throughout my transitions on Instagram @TheLegalDuchess and on Tumblr @the-legal-duchess. Follows would be appreciated :) 

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