Happy Birthday to Me

ORIGINALLY POSTED 1/27/10–On Sunday when I looked at my schedule for the week I wanted to cry. There were so many things to do I just knew there wasn’t enough time in the week to finish. If I were being overly cynical I’d say that it wasn’t much more than I do in any given week and that instead I was feeling down because it’s the end of an era. Yep, Monday was my birthday and for my big 4-oh I had my normal 3 hour commute, three classes, a meeting with Professor Rambo and a Westlaw promotions table to host with my friend and fellow student rep., Jonathan.

Once I decided to just put my head down and plow through the week though, it wasn’t so bad. Actually, Monday turned out pretty great. My awesome group of friends made my day by whisking me away from campus for lunch, cake and presents. It was pretty nice getting all kinds of birthday wishes from my friends on Facebook. And as a perk of being in a small school I couldn’t walk down the hall or go into a class where somebody didn’t wish me happy birthday. Talk about feeling special!

I have three interviews set up for Thursday and Friday in Austin. I’m anxious to get my summer plans in order so hopefully one or more of these opportunities will get the ball rolling. I can’t let these interviews cut into my study time though and so I’ll be hauling my books along and working as if it were any other school day. I’m happy to report that as of my last posting I have kept true to my promise and am outlining weekly. I hate having this hanging over my head, but I know that come finals time these outlines will be my anchors, so I’m putting in the work early and consistently. Law school is all about discipline. Sigh.


About LegalTrenches

I graduated law school in May 2012 and have been blogging about my experience as a non-traditional student since my 2L year. I live over 200 miles from my law school and so I commuted two round trips a week from the beginning. I put almost 1000 miles a week on my car. Law school is crazy. It's even crazier as a non-traditional commuter student, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! I blogged my way through bar prep and sat for the July 2012 Texas Bar exam. Hopefully some of my experiences will help out those taking the bar exam after me. On Nov. 1, 2012, I received my bar results and became an officially licensed Texas lawyer! Follow me as I transition into the legal world as a brand new baby lawyer. I'll try to keep it light and promise to keep it real.

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