Do you remember the first time you jumped off a high dive? You climbed up that ladder higher than you'd ever climbed before and each rung dug a deeper hole in your chest. By the time you reached the top the air seemed thinner than it had on the ground. Anxiety and thrill were clawing up your stomach into your throat. You shuffled out slowly to the edge of the diving board peering down at the water below. Spurred on as much by the fear of failure as excitement you took a timid bounce and you as much fell as you did jump into the water below.
Tomorrow I fall-jump. Orientation for law school is tomorrow. Wish me luck.