September 23, 2013 at 12:45
I can almost see May from here! The last finals, graduation, and the ever-looming bar exam are within sight. The time has gone so quickly—its’ hard to believe that I am 2/3 of the way done with law school. I am reminded of the quote: The days are long but the years are short.
I stayed incredibly busy over the summer, and that pace has only let up slightly since classes started. Over the summer, I…
One of the main things that I have learned about myself through this process is that I love to stay busy. Law school offers a great way to feed that desire. As a law student, you will rarely find that you are bored or without some task to accomplish. And the days seem long sometimes. If you are like me, you put everything on a calendar or a to-do list for the week – and if you’re like me, you like to check those things off that list. Sometimes the week ahead seems so full that you can’t imagine how you’ll make time for anything outside those commitments to law school. As I look back over my calendar from the last two years, I see not only the law school related commitments, but I see a lot of personal events and family outings. And the years have gone fast!
Through the process, I have been able to strike a healthy and comfortable school/life balance, and I am happy with the results. I would like to encourage you, as a person considering law school, that you too will find that balance, and a healthy way to approach all of your commitments, with all of the things (and people!) that were important to you before you started law school. For my next blog, I will share with you some more specifics about study habits and planning that contribute to this success. For now, I want to just encourage you to take the plunge into the law school adventure. You can do it!