Ratcheting Up the Stress!

ORIGINALLY POSTED 4/7/10–I can’t believe we have just a few weeks before finals. I have this terrible sense of panic bubbling under the surface. As long as I keep moving I’m fine, but when I stop and reflect on what’s ahead a feeling like a flash flood comes welling up.  Oh gosh, I think I just stopped breathing for a second.

This is the best way I can explain it: Martha and I were walking down the hall today and she sighed, “I wish this semester was over already.” I sort of agree but I replied, “It’s like saying I want to go to heaven, but I don’t want to die.” The “heaven” will be one more semester down and that much closer to my goal; the “dying” represents all there is to do between now and that tremendous sense of accomplishment.  So I’m not really sure I’m ready to die, so to speak.

I’m pretty caught up with my outlining except for this week. It’s so very hard for me to remain disciplined, but in a few weeks it will be worth it when I can use these study tools to work practice problems and sample essays until my head is swimming.

As if all this wasn’t enough registration for fall is next week and so I spent some time today looking at class offerings and planning my schedule. Many student organizations are in the middle of new officer elections too. I was nominated for an officer position in the Hispanic Law Students Association and am also running for a spot on the Republican Society Board of Directors. Whew!

Back at home, the family is getting restless with my increased need to study and consequently, I’m not much fun to be around. Luckily, the homeowners association backed off the yard “violation” which I consider a victory. Sleep is harder to come by and I know I’m stressed ‘cause every time I wake during the night I find myself praying. God’s gonna be hearing from me a lot in the next few weeks; I’m glad He stays up late.

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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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