6 aborted text messages
1000 wtf moments
1 frantically placed "please let me talk this out" call
8 minutes in front of the robed man
1 right hand in the air
1 gavel crack
9 years of uncertainty done
and while I'm elated in some ways, this feels like equal portions of victory and defeat.
the big message is: Tara, your worries really ARE a big deal, you ARE on the right track and this entire state agrees with what you're saying...an ENTIRE STATE. that's good enough for me.