Reality Bites

I would say that my law school has several social events every week and weekend, which is great.  I never have to make plans because plans are always made for me if I want it that way.  Lately, it seems like there is too much going on and by too much I mean that I never get to go because my plate is already overflowing.

So, over the weekend a friend asked me if I was going to Friday night’s event.  I said no because I had a paper due that day and mock trial practice the next day.  Sounds fair.  I’m trying to keep my ducks in a row and on top of many projects.  The next day this same friend asked if I was going to another event to which I again said no because I needed to write a rough draft of a direct examination that was due Monday.  She asked what a direct examination was so I explained, and then tried to tell her that writing questions isn’t the easiest thing to do.  She just looked at me like I was strange and almost as if she didn’t buy that a direct examination would take me that long.  I couldn’t help but feel she was judging me for not going out and partying it up. I just wanted to point out that some people have more work to do than others which means weekends become pockets of productivity.

While I understand that some people develop more of a social life in law school than they did as undergraduates I’d just like to remind those same people every now and then that others have work to do–so don’t take it personally and don’t label me anti-social.   Trust me, if I didn’t have a brief, a methods paper, a note outline, class reading, and mock trial practice I’m pretty sure I be out too.

Know what I’m saying?