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Tests, Kittens, and Uncertainty.

Once upon a time, a girl moved four hours away from a city she loved to be with a boy she loved. She started studying for the bar exam. She started a blog. She even got a kitten. And then? She fell off the face of the bloggy earth.


Not surprisingly, a few things have changed since I last posted over here.

As those of you who follow me on Twitter know: the kitten is a girl. Oops. Her name is Tessa, and she’s twice as big as she was when we got her a month and a half ago.

But we’re not a one-cat household anymore.

Hello there!

Meet Gus. Much to Tessa’s initial frustration, when I was in Roanoke for the Test That Shall Not Be Named, I stopped in Lynchburg to pick up a kitten that my college friend Mary Jo rescued from a gas station but couldn’t keep. He’s the sweetest kitten on earth, and incredibly laid back. He loves water, loves to cuddle, and loves to lick. He’s kind of like a little puppy in cat form. Because of his look, temperament, and size I’m pretty sure he’s at least part Ragdoll. While the two of them weren’t super good friends at first because Tessa flipped out, they now love each other. Observe:

Let me get that off your foot for you!

In the next few days, I’ll catch you up on the other random happenings. The MIL is currently not really on speaking terms with us.  The Fiance’s job has been delayed, so we’re both frantically searching for anything that pays. We’re trying to figure out when and where to get married. And, I’m trying out new recipes and workouts to lose all the weight I put on during 3L and bar study so I don’t look like a whale anymore.

Until then, let me just say: my stress level hasn’t decreased after the bar exam like I was promised. It’s just changed. I’m bored, and yet overwhelmed by how few jobs are out there for people like me who are just starting out. Things are hard, and we’re not entirely sure what’s next.

Right now, my life feels a lot like it feels to drive on a country road late at night. I know there are bends and turns, but I can’t see them. I don’t know what’s coming up, and it’s scary. I’m not sure how to prepare, or really where I’m going. I can only see the little bit that’s illuminated in the headlights. Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll find something to do for money and figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Until then, I’m going to finish my glass of wine and snuggle some kittens.

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  1. August 4, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I am in the EXACT same place. Except my husband is starting grad school at the end of the month so we are basically living off his student loans until I find a job. We will be ok. Promise. Just have to stay positive, do everything that we CAN control, and really, truly believe that the rest will fall into place. I wish we could be real life friends so I could hug you. I don’t really think anyone in my real life understands what this is like. So I want you to know there are tons of other people, albeit over the internet, who understand this all, and KNOW that everything will be ok. promise.

  2. August 4, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    i feel you on the uncertainty thing. i hate not knowing.

  3. August 5, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I didn’t know Gus was a gas station cat… that adds a certain mystique to the young fellow’s story!

    As to the other stuff? We’ve talked about that — my advice tends to the trite platitude, which you don’t like. So no triteness from me. Just keep breathing.

  4. August 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    It’s hard for anyone to know what to say, but just know that I’m thinking about you and sending happy thoughts and hoping something comes along soon.

    And so happy the kittys are friends. They are adorable. Wine and kitty snuggles are the best.

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