This past week went like any other week: too much work and not enough time to do it. We were off of school Monday and today for a holiday, so I thought I was going to get all caught up with everything. I really did get a lot done, just not as much as I would have liked. Friday night I go about my normal activities, eating, napping, homework, etc. I leave my house for a few minutes and I return to find that one of my dogs has gotten highly pissed and torn to shreds my constitutional law book. I bought this book brand new and it was the most expensive book I have ever bought, EVER! I end up sitting on the floor for over an hour crying trying to tape microscopic shreds together. I ended up throwing it away. Ok, so I think to myself, it isn’t going to get any worse than this. WRONG!
I leave my house again and on the way home I see a “dog” limping across a busy street. My heart drops. I park my car and leap out. The "dog" runs in front of a cop car and across a 4 lane, super busy street. It turns out the “dog” was actually a coyote… So I am torn between rescuing it and being scared that it will tear my face off. I err on the side of caution and say a prayer for it and leave. What in the world would I have done with a coyote anyway? Ok, so I think to myself, that was crazy and could have ended badly but it’s going to be a good rest of the weekend. WRONG AGAIN!
The next day, I woke up with a raging sore throat (probably from chasing the coyote in the cold). Who can afford to be sick and a law student too?!?!? I take cough drops and do homework all day. Finally, I leave my house and when walking, I trip on the most uneven piece of concrete and fall on the ground. I fell so hard that I am still in severe pain days later. Needless to say, I fell on my knees. I ended up in the emergency room. Thankfully, nothing is broken. The bone is severely bruised in my knee. I’ll be hobbling around with my law books for the next few weeks. So, I think to myself at this point, it’s not getting any worse than this. ALSO WRONG!
I woke up yesterday feeling even worse, sore throat, stuffy nose, and terrible knee pain. My dad took me to the doctor and as luck would have it, I have a sinus infection! I didn’t leave the house today! I know it can get worse and I wasn’t chancing it. The doctor did give me meds for my sinus infection and additional meds for my knee pain. I’m all banged up but I survived the horrible, terrible, very bad weekend.
Ok, so now that the bad news is out of the way, here is the goodish news. I applied to so many internships this past weekend and so far, I have had one phone interview and I have another one scheduled for Thursday! The one I had already went really well! It’s at law firm in Colorado. I was told that I should “consider myself on the top of the list for being picked”. I’m so excited! I might get to travel and see new places this summer! The other is at a non-profit for animal rights in California (I think). I would be lucky to have either of them. I still have a few more to apply for. I also need to work out a few more things which are still secrets for now. I will be sharing them soon, I hope...
Other than this, things are basically the same. The work load this semester is so much more than last semester. Law school is surely not for the faint of heart. I know I will look back at this time and be completely baffled as to how I got through it. I just know that I have to get through it. Lives depend on it. I remind myself of that every time I start to doubt myself, which is a lot these days. I do love law school though. It’s kind of crazy how the thing that I love is making me as miserable as I have ever been. That’s how I know it’s worth it.
Anyway, I have to get ready for bed and I still have a bit of reading left to do. Thanks for all the love and kind thoughts that I get from so many of you daily! Your kind words mean the world to me. They keep me going on days when I can’t think one positive thought. Keep me in your prayers. Clearly, I need them.
Until next time…