Today John and I fly out to Chicago where tomorrow, I try to impress the person who interviews at Northwestern University. It would be an understatement to say that I am nervous, but at the same time I'm excited.
Several people have told me that it is going to be a waste to go and interview there. You see, I am their ideal candidate...except in regards to test scores. I hate numbers. I hate that there are rankings to try and "see" what kind of student you are. What about the students like me, who are extremely bright and motivated, yet they do poorly on certain kinds of tests?
I am going to have to create my own path. I am also going to have to convince my interviewer that despite a slight setback in my whole academic package, I have the vivacity and the intelligence to flourish in Northwestern's law community.
I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I have to shoot for my dream. If I don't, I'm only going to wonder what if, suspended in a permanent state of anxiety. That's not what I want to do.
Anyway, wish me good luck! I will be in Chicago for the weekend, and I promise there will be lots of pictures when I get back. That is, if it's warm enough to leave my hotel room.