Blog Entry 70
April 25th, 2010
Is it May 4th yet?
Today has been a rough day. It started off well enough with a bit of studying for property at Panera and a shopping trip where I was actually able to find shorts of a reasonable length (and they were on sale!).
Then, just before dinner it was like I suddenly hit a wall. I had one of my epic “I can’t do this anymore!” moments, the kind where I feel completely inadequate and have zero desire to do anything productive. Of course this would happen to me mere days before my first final exam. I indulged in my mood for a good hour and then decided that I had to get out of the house…so here I am at Caribou. I have to say, there is nothing quite like Caribou’s white hot chocolate to get yourself out of a funk.
No, I’m not just procrastinating right now…I do actually have something interesting to contribute to my blog today. As I’m sure many of you have figured out, I hate doing homework at home; I’m always going out to do homework. During the past couple weeks, I have been approached by people on three separate occasions while studying in public. All of the people were lawyers who noticed that I was drowning in law textbooks and wanted to come and chat about law school, or offer their best wishes. I think it really says something about the universal nature of the law school experience; although these people have already graduated and probably went to different schools, they all seemed to remember life as a 1L, studying for their end-of-the-year property exam. I just found that really inspiring; even though there are so many lawyers out there, there is still that common foundation. I think it definitely helps to think about such things when the going gets tough. How many lawyers are there? If all of them can make it through law school, certainly I can get through my first year…
I think I’m going to give the studying another half hour (until Caribou closes…) and then go home and get some sleep. The law is exhausting.