Weekend Fun

I went home for the weekend and spent a lot of time with family and friends.  I don’t get to go home very often because I live so far away and well, as a student, I just can’t afford it, so I was very excited.  Good food and good times were had all around!  AND, one of my favorite people in the world won free tickets to the Jonas Brothers concert so we went.  We’re sure we were the oldest women there without children, but it was free and more than amusing.  You can read about some of it here.  And just so you know, I am NOT a fan of them.  In fact I had relatively no idea who they were.  I only knew that the majority of my friends were making fun of me for going.  Other than that being home made me realize how much I miss it here.   It was good to feel a little bit like myself again. 🙂

P.S. Thanks for all your support and comments!

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Fresh Start

DisclaimerWhile there are blog postings out there  that have humorous stories to tell about law school, this is not one of them.  This is my attempt at being brutally honest about my law school experience.

I’ve been in a blogging funk for awhile, and I think a fresh, new place here at WordPress is a good starting point for working my way out of that funk.

It seems that some of my fellow law student bloggers have the ability to see the comedy in law school and I envy them.   However, the posts on sarcasm and making fun of your fellow law students don’t encompass all that law school is.

So here I am, being honest.

Last semester was hell.  It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever, EVER done.  I worked my ass off and well, in the end my grades were worse than the first semester.  When I received my grades I broke down.  I was so angry and frustrated.  How could all that studying and preparation actually not pay off for me?  It also hurt to know that my study group’s grades improved while mine did not.

At the expense of hard work and trying to keep my scholarship I became a stranger to myself.  I am now at the point where I no longer enjoy anything, am motivated to do anything, and have been hard on myself one too many times.  So I’ve started counseling because depression exists among law students.* And please know that I’m eager to become the woman I once was again.

That’s all I want to say right now.  I just wanted readers and law students alike out there to know that at least one law student blogger is admitting that she is now attending counseling for depression due to the pressure and unpleasantness of law school, because it’s important to be honest in a world where reality is easy to escape from.  Now that I’ve admitted it I can move on to other, hopefully happier, blogging subjects. 🙂

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1. Stemming the Tide of Law School Depression
2. 10 Ways to Avoid Depression in Law School
3. Statistics on law students and depression