…and then life reminds you that you, in fact, do not.
Somehow in the midst of the applying-to-law-school-insanity of 2011 and 2012, I missed the memo that it’s somewhat common to transfer after your first of three years. But a few months in, I learned that it was and Kenny and I talked about the option casually. Suddenly the year was over, grades were out, and applications were in. An interview was had, an acceptance took place, and money exchanged hands. And just like that, we’re packing up our stuff and apartment-hunting in an unfamiliar (and kind of maybe a little bit terrifying) city that I really hadn’t given much thought to living in.
Just like that.
But we are thrilled. UCLA was always Kenny’s dream school and I’m so proud of him for making it happen. And we’ve always loved the idea of living in Southern California. But the speed at which it’s all coming together is, admittedly, a little overwhelming. We’re trying to figure out financial aid, on-campus job interviews that happen in August, and transferring particulars, not to mention the always-delightful moving tasks: finding boxes, packing, scouring Craigslist apartment listings, and wondering how we’ll fit all our furniture from our 750-square-foot apartment into something remarkably smaller and significantly more expensive. It’s a bit dizzying.
But then I remember that we’ll be FIVE MILES from the beach (my happy place). And enjoying perfect weather all year long. And Kenny’s favorite perk: living an hour from his happy place, aka, DISNEYLAND. Which means exactly what you think it means: season passes!! (Even though we may have to sell one of his kidneys to pull that off.) Also, apparently, the news of us living in such a prime location has already made it much more likely that friends and family will come visit us, which is a very very good thing.
There’s a lot we’ll miss about this area though, mostly the friends we’ve made and living in beautiful, quiet Davis. Not to mention our proximity to my beloved San Francisco. But it’s all part of the adventure. And we couldn’t be more excited!!