Archive | November, 2011

The final stretch…

27 Nov

I seriously cannot believe that my first semester of law school is (finally) coming to an end.  At times, this semester went incredibly fast.  At others, the amazing amounts of stress and work made it feel like it was creeping by at barely a snail’s pace.

In about three weeks, I will only have five semesters of craziness left to go.  Right now I cannot see the light at the end of that tunnel.  I can barely see anything, after staring at my computer screen for hours upon hours whilst making outlines and re-reading cases.

My days are scheduled to the hour right now, and my calendar is col0r-coded based on what subject I should be reviewing each hour.  I had a glass of wine with Thanksgiving dinner and then swore off alcohol until after finals.   I try to make the gym every day, at least for a quick run, so I can sleep better at night.  Coffee is my new best friend.  Housecleaning will have to wait until after finals (or the week of finals, when I need a distraction)

But this is just a stage of life.  Thankfully, a three-week stage.


November goals

3 Nov

I cannot believe that it is already November. Even our classes end and finals are held in December, I really feel like this is the last month of my first semester of law school. Ahhh! Cue panic, like now!

Anyway – at least there are a few wonderful things that I’m looking forward to in November:
Spending a weekend with one of my best friends. We try to get together about once a season – and haven’t decided whether I’m going to her or she’s coming to me. Both sound awesome right now.
THANKSGIVING. I love it. Totally tops Christmas in my book.
Christmas shopping. While our Christmas is less focused on gifts and more focused on getting together with family, we’ve started a Christmas tradition of our own. We each put together our shopping lists and ideas and head out to a local mall to knock all of our shopping out at once. Afterwards, we pick a chain restaurant at said mall (we never eat at chain restaurants) and enjoy a lunch or dinner and some serious people watching.

There are some not-so-fun things that come along with November:
The dentist. Enough said.
Stress of impending exams
Career services. I’ve been enjoying the 1L bliss that goes along with not being able to be in contact with career services. That all changes come November and I think that it will be quite stressful.
Winter. UGH.

And because I’m a totally goal-oriented person, I’ve come up with a few goals that I’d like to accomplish in November as well.

Complete each week of Couch-2-5k
Attend 3 group classes at my gym
Lose five pounds. This should probably happen before Thanksgiving, where I will likely eat it all back.

Stay level-headed in the stressfulness
Properly edit my resume to reflect my student status
Take one weeknight off from studying each week.
Solidify my outlines before Thanksgiving holiday.

Stick to our budget
Plan a December soiree? (Still up in the air- I’m not sure if our apartment is totally party-ready yet)