Talking to Suky Longfield yesterday helped me remember something.
Law school Joel is not normal Joel.
Final exams are not normal life. Worrying about readings, outlines, practice exams: that's not normal life.
So the anxiety and loneliness and worries that I experienced in law school: that's not normal life. I'm not an anxious or lonely or worrisome person. But law school (and grad school in general) is an intense experience. I'm proud of what I've accomplished. And I'm glad that I'm done.