Law Law Land is how I lovingly refer to law school. It’s been a long time since I’ve written on a personal level… Because I’m in Law Law Land. Duh! I wanted to write a lil update for friends and fam who wonder what’s up with my life. And I wanted to extend a behind the scenes look at what it’s like being in law school to any potential law mermaids out there!
My schedule is hardcore, and I live by it.
Whatever I write in that cute Vera Bradley planner on Friday night (yes, Friday) is what I abide by for the next 9 days. Weekends must be planned or I will screw around. I sit down immediately after class every Friday and map out the weekend and the following school week. I look at my syllabi so there are no unpleasant surprises.
I work every Friday night.
Fridays are 12-hour days more often than not. Many of my days are 12-hour days realistically.
I often feel guilty for taking care of myself.
Law school: Where you apologize for eating and sleeping. I will admit that some of my bad, disordered habits from the past are manifesting once more. Sometimes I avoid eating all day, and sometimes I feel crushing guilt for going to bed at 10:00.
Relationships are WORK, man.
No, I’m not subtweeting my bf in this one. I mean all relationships. Maintaining friendships and relationships with family members, not to mention my best dude who is all the way across the pond! I literally have to schedule in phone calls, facetimes, and times to answer text messages. I feel like a super important C.E.O…. except for the fact that I’m not getting paid lolz.
I LOVE where I am.
I love my professors and my classmates. I expected this to be hell, and it’s honestly not. I actually… enjoy it.
I’m a new homebody, and I’m okay with it.
I’m typically so exhausted that I just want to go home and hang out there when I have free time.
I have no idea what kind of lawyer I want to be.
People ask me what type of law I want to practice, and I look at them like a deer in the headlights. Many teachers and upperclassmen tell me it’s a good place to be. I enjoy all my classes (well… except for property law- sorry prof!), so I’m biding my time, seeing where these interests will take me. I do prefer an international twist on whatever I’m doing. 😉
I go to bed with a grateful heart every night.
Yes, that’s cheesy AF, but so true. I’m so thankful for this opportunity, and I thank God every day that I have this privilege!