An Unexpected Journey

“Welcome to the Class of 2017!” the tinny voice emanating from my phone was exclaiming.  I was barely listening.  My brain was still stuck on the first part of the message, the part where the woman leaving this congratulatory message had said that she was from the United States’ (and maybe the world’s) second best law school.

“Mom, I got into Harvard,” I said out loud, although I was not yet sure that it was true.  Did I mishear the name of the school?  The caller did have a Boston area code and the woman on my voicemail was definitely welcoming me to something, so this wasn’t a rejection or a wait list call, but my synapses were not firing all that well.  I definitely could have misheard. Continue reading “An Unexpected Journey”