So this is the last week of law school for me before I go into finals. I’m finishing papers, giving a presentation on the inclusion of new classes of primary care practitioners to address the healthcare crisis, and generally going full force trying to complete everything that I must before taking finals. It’s at once impossible and yet totally within the abilities I’ve developed. Lewis & Clark has prepared me to think and act clearly under pressure, to respond and produce under whatever circumstances I’m presented. I don’t know if it’s also Portland’s influence that I tend to be calmer or whether it’s simply knowing what to do and how to do it that give me peace and presence. It’s obviously influenced my language. But I feel good about my work here, and the work I will do. I’m a workhorse, and a happy one. What’s next for me is amazing. I’ve got options I couldn’t have imagined, and I’ve got support beyond my hopes. It keeps me motivated that my mission to use everything I’ve learned to help shape the future of healthcare in a more responsive and inclusive way will be fulfilled. And while it was a long path getting here, I am confident that the law school has helped me become who I hoped. After finals I’ll have more time to reflect and give a more thoughtful essay tying things together, but I thought I’d check in. I’ve enjoyed blogging for the school, and I actually know my ties to what will be my alma mater will be strong because of the special people that helped create the edifying experience it has been.