Time is NOT My Friend
ORIGINALLY POSTED 3/23/11–You know it’s gonna be a long day when: Breakfast consists of bagel crisps, peanut butter, coffee AND a 16 oz. energy drink, neither of which ever kick in. Having two drafting classes is really starting to wear on me; all I do is draft…all weekend, every weekend. Tuesday nights are brutal because I have to finish my Estate drafting in time to print at home before driving back to Ft. Worth the next morning. I typically don’t get to sleep before 1:30 a.m. and then I’m up by 4:30 a.m. to start all over again. I guess I can do that for a while, but as the semester progresses, it’s getting rough. Today was bad—it’s after 7 p.m. and I’m still at school.
I’m convinced that the time change messes me up for at least a week. It got the best of me yesterday when I was reminded that I never adjusted my Dallas alarm clock. I got up and while getting ready for class I looked at my cell phone and realized my mistake. Even if I wanted to…er, I mean…even though I wanted to make it to my 8:30 class, there was no way. But, the misfortune did provide a tangible reminder of why I love Texas Wesleyan Law. By the time I got to school and checked my email a classmate had sent me her notes from the class I missed that morning. This speaks volumes about the kind of students we have here; people really care about each other and that’s just awesome. Thanks a million, Kate!
There’s a rumor that last week was Spring Break, but I didn’t see it. I completed 41 pro bono hours at the City of Austin and rediscovered how exhausting it is to have a full-time job. Somebody also forgot to tell the professors about the break because there was no rest from the onslaught of drafting and reading.
As a treat, I’ll be in San Antonio this weekend attending the Mexican-American Bar Association Law Student Conference. I’ve applied for one of their scholarships, so wish me luck!