I recently marked ten years since my university convocation (or in simpler terms, my graduation from law school). It seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago all at once. This time of year always brings out the commencement addresses and valedictorian speeches - all reflections of what our time spent at these institutions of higher learning has meant, and what it will mean to us down the road. For all the generalizations, this is ultimately a personal endeavour. The only truism that applies to everyone is that it has had an effect. Period.