I’m a 3L at Washington & Lee University School of Law, University of North Dakota alum, grammar nerd, and lover of things most people tend to find boring. I was born and raised in Williston, North Dakota, and rarely left the state until my late teens. I spent most of that time dreaming of big city life somewhere outside of the midwest.
Once I finally busted out of my North Dakota cocoon and moved to the east coast for law school, I realized that North Dakota was where I belonged all along. So naturally, I had a mild existential crisis. But it all ended up working out because the infamous Chris ended up getting a job back in Tioga, ND. That meant we’ve had to spend 75% of my law school years living across the country from each other. Which sucks. But the light at the end of the tunnel is that I soon get to be back where I belong in my own home at a job I really enjoy. Whoever would have thought I’d see Williston as a light at the end of the tunnel?
It took leaving to realize I grew up in a very unique place among great people. I found out that, the whole time I was in North Dakota, I was looking for a place that doesn’t exist. That kind of sucks to realize, but it was better than getting stuck somewhere I don’t belong.
I blog about what I like and cynically poke fun at what I don’t. Despite my generally nice-to-a-fault nature, life has given me some perspective and some stronger opinions lately. If you agree, awesome. If not, cool but don’t be a jerk. My patience for jerks is super thin.