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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Highs and Lows

I suppose it is time for an update.  Classes were back in session this week and they've been pretty action packed.  We have actually been preparing for my oral argument which took place today.  If you are not sure what an oral argument is, it is basically a mock trial. We presented the arguments discussed in our appellate briefs that were handed in earlier this month.  The oral argument went a lot better than I was expecting and my partner and I did fairly well.  I'm pleased with our performance and it feels awesome to have gotten it out of the way.  Also, I secured a job at the District Attorney's office this summer which is exactly what I wanted.  All in all, as far as law school goes, this week has been a decent week for me.

Now to the lows: I guess it really isn't much of a low as I cannot pinpoint exactly what it is, but I just haven't been feeling myself lately. My appetite is gone and I feel kind of stuck in a rut.  I'm unmotivated, which is strange because I'm still in school and have been putting in more work than ever ... but it seems like it's never enough and I feel really really burnt out.  It's a little scary because (1) It's only first year so I have a long way to go and (2) It's March and we're only a few weeks away from finals so I need to get it together.  I'm not sure what to do about it and I almost feel bad that I feel this way because I literally wake up in one of the most beautiful places on earth every day but I just haven't been appreciating anything lately.  It's all very strange ... 

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  1. congrats on your summer job!! hope you start feeling better soon!

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    1. Thanks so much I really appreciate it :)

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  2. Congrats on your job! Whenever I'm feeling burnt out it really helps to just take a day for myself. Don't do anything school related (I know that's hard especially with the demands of law school), sleep in if you want to, take a long walk along the beach, watch your favourite tv shows and just recalibrate a bit. You're almost at the finish line now, you can do this!

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    1. That is really good advice. It is a little hard to do because we've had so many assignments etc these past few weeks that needed to get done but I will definitely try that now that things seem to be slowing down :)

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  3. Congrats and feel better soon!
    Emilie
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    1. Thank you Emilie and I will for sure check out your site soon :)

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  4. Congrats on the job !

    & I know that burnt out feeling. I love/loved college but it is very draining. Graduating makes it all well worth it :)

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    1. Thanks so much ! And it's definitely common ... We all just have to hang in there and keep working :)

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  5. get it harvey, get it.
    just envision your name on the door when you're a partner in a big time law firm.
    :)
    vanessa

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  6. This is exactly how I felt when the semester was nearing it's end. April was a very hard month for me to get through and I was beyond overwhelmed. We have those moments.. they happen.. and although they absolutely SUCK, it strengthens us. Push through. (:

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