When I started law school, a good friend of mine was quite encouraging. She had just finished a doctoral program, where she had to drive about 3 hours one way to class several times a month. She said that when she started she decided she could “do just about anything for 100 days”, so she took it 100 days at a time. That’s about a semester’s worth, give or take, anyway, not counting finals and such.
I have, as of today, 635 days left before I graduate from law school. These are actual days, not just class days, of which I have a lot less than 635, of course. I could graduate early, still, but I want the pomp and circumstance that comes with a May graduation. I’ve waited this long, so I really want the whole big celebratory shebang that comes with May graduation. I have friends who want out as quickly as they can, but with the recession and everything, I think that I’m doing good just trudging along and graduating at the time at which I set out to do so.
So, although I’ve been thinking about the 100 days thing that my friend told me, I haven’t really put it into play before now. The reason that I really started thinking about it again was because our anniversary is almost exactly 600 days before I graduate. The date that I should graduate, if I’ve done the math correctly, is May 18, 2013.
So, May 13, 2013 is 635 days from now. I went online and calculated every 100 days backward between now and then. That gives me the following dates, upon on which I will have some sort of celebratory event, leading up to the big day:
September 26, 2011
January 4, 2012
April 13, 2012 (yes, it’s a Friday!)
July 22, 2012
October 30, 2012
February 7, 2013
May 18, 2013 – G-Day!
I already have something planned for September 26. We’ll be coming back from our holiday celebrating our anniversary that day, so we’ll start the day on the sunny shores of southern Florida. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be than at the beach on the first 100 day-day. The others I’ll have to devise some plan, but I’m going to put them on my calendar today, with reminders to keep up the good feelings until graduation day.