Four years ago, I was sitting in a sports bar in Las Vegas watching the 2006 World Cup of soccer after having hiked the Grand Canyon. I had just left Washington D.C., and was on a month-long hiatus before starting law school. I felt clean, strong and refreshed. I was excited about the next four years and nostalgic about the past two.
Today, I’m sitting in what then would have been an unexpected destination – Traverse City, Michigan – in another transition period. This time between an academic phase and a career. As the 2010 World Cup plays out this summer, I assure you I’ll be reflecting on the past four years and wondering about the next four.