I started this blog over a year ago, when Harvard Law was more of a concept than reality. I thought I would be able to publish a post a week. I thought I would be able to see the institution from an outsider’s eyes. I thought that I would be able to remain connected to everyone who helped me get to this point in my life.
What happened? Lack of time is the usual suspect, and that certainly was a big part of my failure to continue writing this blog. However, that is neither an entirely satisfactory nor honest answer.
The more honest truth is that I lacked the emotional energy. This past year has been overwhelming in many great ways and also in debilitating ones. In addition, it is easy to write about places and experiences from the perspective of a tourist, taking in the sights for the first time. It is harder to write about the place where you live. I might find myself resisting a lot of what Harvard stands for, but I am by no means an outsider anymore.
Nonetheless, I am picking up my pen again. As a law student/student lawyer, I find myself using words to help advance the interests of others on a daily basis, yet I miss the sensation of using the pen on my own behalf, to express and process my own thoughts and experiences. I have been so busy being a law student that I have not left time for being a human.
This blog may be a self-indulgence, but please feel free to join in.