Monday, June 6, 2011

Home is Where the Heart Is

"Concrete and cars are their own prison bars
Like this life I'm living in
But the plane brought me farther, I'm surrounded by water
And I'm not going back again

I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
Life is good today, life is good today
" - Toes, Zac Brown Band

Sometimes a little sunshine, a little water, and good friends are the best cure for the blahs.  In honor of a good friend's graduation, her family rented a party barge on Lake Travis.  We spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon floating around the lake.  It was exactly what I needed.  I've lived in Dallas for about 6 years now, and there are times when I just have to get out of Dallas.  This was one of those times.  I was about an hour early for the party (timing a 4 hour drive is kind of tricky) and I spent about 30 minutes driving through the trees and the hills and enjoying the scenery.  It was so nice not seeing a gigantic building or hearing a plane fly overhead every 10 minutes.

Lake Travis- Source
I grew up in a small town.  I've known most of my friends from high school for what seems like all of my life, some of them since I was 6.  I'm still fairly close with many of them, even though I've been out of high school since 2004.  There is something so special about inside jokes that have lasted 10 years or stories that are still funny after the 5,000th telling.  (Not that my newer friends aren't just as's like that old Girl Scout song.  "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold." Figured I'd clarify that before anyone yells at me.  :) )

And after this weekend spent with those who've known me the longest near the place I grew up, I realized that it's time to return home.  I'll have to wait until after I graduate (in 2013), but then it's time to go.    Job searching is more difficult outside the city of your law school (and if you're considering law school, definitely keep that in mind), but I'm ready for the challenge.  There was a time when I thought I'd stay in Dallas, but my heart will always be in the Texas Hill Country.

And as cheesy as it sounds, home really is where the heart is.


Abby said...

I'm pretty sure I want to return to my hometown after law school. Even though my law school is no where near where I live, I'm hoping I will still have some connections here!

SummerBreeze said...

I'm pretty sure you'll be good to go wherever you live going to such a fantastic school! I'm mostly referring to us lowly schools not ranked in the Top 10!! ;)

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