It was extremely good and extremely horrible! No mediocrity here. It was good because it was a wonderful week of learning. I feel like I learned so much. One of my professors is an extreme person., a lot of people don't like him because the workload is almost impossible, he holds a regular one hour class for three hours, and it does suck but the nerd in me kind of liked it. I really learned a lot in his class. It's not boring and I feel like I will be prepared very well for the bar and that is what matters. Also, as extreme as he is, he has never belittled anyone in class for not knowing the answers. So while his personality is different, he is helpful even though the class is hard. Plus, he is respectful no matter what, which I have come to value respect a lot this week.
Some administrators have been less than kind. I don't want to go into it but I will say, in order to be respected, you must first demonstrate respect. There is one person who was so unkind and awful this week, I will never respect her again for the way that she made me feel. The way that she degraded me was extremely unkind to say the very least. Whatever though, I got through it, I shed a few tears and it's over.
The week was also less than wonderful because of the exhaustion. There were nights that I would be studying and then just pass out. I would go in and out of sleep and it was miserable. I actually briefed a case in my sleep. I woke up and the thing was done. I don't remember doing it but it was pretty good. There were nights that my classmates were texting me that they were crying and tired while I was crying and tired. Ultimately, we reminded each other why were in this and we all sucked it up and got to work. I know that some of these people will be life long friends and I am so excited! These people are amazing and encouraging. and I could not imagine going through law school without them.
Anyway, I feel like I have found a balance between life and school. School is mostly my life, but I do find a few minutes here and there to do things I like. I went grocery shopping yesterday at Trader Joe's. It doesn't seem like much but to me it's a lot. There is something about grocery shopping that I just love. It's weird, I know. Something about picking out food and planning the meals, placing food in pretty bowls, and setting them on a table is something I like to think about. I guess when I go to Canada to visit my cousins, that is exactly what we do. They have such a beautiful life and live in an amazing city. The serenity I feel when I am there is usually realized when we are shopping for food and preparing meals together. I have loved that time with them. So although that never happens and I am usually shoving food in my mouth over the stove or sink because I have got to hurry, hurry, hurry, I love the thought. I have good intentions and as I have learned this week, intent is everything, in law that is. :)
Lastly, I won more tickets on the radio. Two weeks in a row I have won tickets on the radio to go see local concerts. I didn't go last weekend because I was bombarded with school work but I will try to go tonight, if I can finish what I had planned for today. I got through most of my torts and legal research work. On to criminal law now. Thanks for reading. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Please be safe and make good choices. No one drink and drive. Until next time...