I have a confession...
I have always wanted to serve on a jury. I was in a leadership class in high school that took us on a field trip to the local courthouse. There, we learned about the judicial system and even participated in a mock trial. I was captivated by the entire process. I definitely knew I wanted to be a part of a trial some day, not as a defendant mind you. Alas, I soon realized that I was not ambitious enough to become a lawyer and no law school meant not trying out the judge role. I decided that I would happily settle for being a member of the jury.
When I turned 18, I thought it would just be a short amount of time before I was called to serve jury duty. But that summons never came. Any time a friend would be summoned I would share my envy at their good fortune, which was often met by confused and awkward silences.
So now, almost twelve years later, Dave and I are happily living in Ecuador. What should arrive in the mail today at my parent's house?
My first jury summons.