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New month, new goals

3 Dec

From the massive amounts of notes to myself all over my outline and to-do lists everywhere, I’m clearly a list-oriented person.  Here were my goals for November and how I did on them.  Remember these?  Me neither.  Guess I didn’t even look at them all that much!

Complete each week of Couch-2-5k – Eh.  Stopped and then started again.  So, failed but not forgotten.
Attend 3 group classes at my gym- FAIL.  Attended ZERO.
Lose five pounds. This should probably happen before Thanksgiving, where I will likely eat it all back.- PASS.

Stay level-headed in the stressfulness- Not sure why I put this one on here…the biggest stresses are happening now.
Properly edit my resume to reflect my student status PASS.  Resume edit complete!
Take one weeknight off from studying each week. PASS
Solidify my outlines before Thanksgiving holiday. FAIL.  Yeah, right.

Stick to our budget- Well, FAIL because we didn’t even really make a budget.


For December, I’m not going to include anything school-related.  Don’t want to go there right now.


Attend 3 group classes at my gym.  Carrying this one over, because I actually like it and will hopefully have more time.

Lose 5-8 pounds.  I can healthily lose 8 pounds in a month right now, buuuut Christmas and Christmas cookies might make that tough.


Finish moving in.  Sad, but true

Paint- bedroom and family room.

Hang curtains. (Make curtains?)

Do a deep-clean


It’s time for wardrobe edits.  I really should purchase/obtain a new pair of jeans, a few cardigans, a pair of winter dress pants, and a work blouse or two.

Finish Christmas shopping.

Make holiday chex mix.



Law school: “dress code”

25 Aug

One of my biggest questions about my first few days of school centered around what exactly to wear.  I was confident that both shorts and suits were out, but not sure where to fall in between the two.

If you’re wondering the same thing, I suggest to play it safe by dressing ‘smart’.  No need to stick strictly to business casual, but something close to it is probably best.  Here were the basic outfits for each gender:

  • For women, the average well-dressed person was wearing either a skirt/dress or capris, sandals (NOT flip flops) or flats, and a short-sleeved blouse-y type shirt or sweater.
  • For men, khakis, dark-colored chinos, (and rarely) dressy denim pants, belts, loafers or dress shoes, and collared shirts.
One additional thought – this is your first day of school, not a night out on the town.  Make sure that your clothing fits you well and is not too baggy or revealing.  Frankly, rather than being under-dressed (although there were a few jeans-and-sneakers outfits) the majority of the ‘code-breakers’ were wearing outfits more appropriate for the bars than for the classroom.
Again, law school is not college.  And although (I’m told) that most students start wearing more comfortable clothing (think jeans and t-shirts) after a few weeks of school, most students tend to dress up a bit more in the beginning.