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?


One Response

  1. I SO know what your saying! I’m in an evening law program, which allows people to work full time and go to school 3/4 time. I’m working full time, live 45 minutes away from the school, and I get the evil eye every time people ask me to go out after class, and I tell them no I have to drive home and get up early the next day for work.

    I think I’m as fun as the next girl (to a degree!) but geez, sorry I have to work, or have to study, or just drive home. It’s not personal.

    (sorry for the rant, I’ve just been feeling it for a while.)

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