Tomorrow (Friday) is my last day as a clerk. I shouldn't be so sad, as I've already extended my 12-month clerkship into a 13-month clerkship. I should be prepared to leave. But I'm not. Clerking is without a doubt the best job imaginable for a lawyer, and I will miss it immensely.
My judge is exceptional, and I will miss learning from her. I will miss the cases I've worked on that aren't quite resolved yet. I will miss walking around the back hallways of the courthouse and sitting at the clerks' table in the courtroom. I will miss writing the law, even though I am excited to advocate for what the law should be.
All good things must come to an end, and now my clerkship days have done just that. (sigh)