This week is going to be hectic. The research plan for my final appellate brief is due Tuesday, the AAJ competition is this weekend, internship search is in full-force, and readings seem to be overwhelming me.
My desire to stay on top of everything is at an all-time high, which is encouraging, yet I need to make sure that desire sustains itself throughout the week. Outlines are coming along well, notes are being organized, and research is being done.
It seems this is the time that everyone starts floundering. Most of us are exhausted, wiped out, and feeling slightly defeated. Readings are not being done as thoroughly, notes are less in depth, and participation during lecture is at an all-time low. I’ve noticed an increase in the number of “I should just drop out” comments and the participation in organizations has decreased greatly.
Honestly, I am stressed. There is a lot going on in preparation of the end of the school year and even more to prepare for next year! I have finally started sending out resumes to law firms looking for internships, but I STILL haven’t decided where I want to be in the summer. I want to stay in Florida because I love the weather and feel settled here; however, I want to be in Pittsburgh because I do not want to be away from my boyfriend for the entire summer. The one hitch is my dog. I can keep him with me if I’m in St. Pete, but anywhere else I’ll have to make accommodations. Decisions, decisions, decisions!
The one bright note of this week is that I have a renewed hope in people. I was feeling discouraged after last week’s issue and unsure of how others were viewing my posts. Yesterday, I received so much support from classmates and readers that it was overwhelming! My efforts as I move forward will be placed on ensuring that I do not come off as arrogant and a know-it-all. If I do, please tell me (in a nice way).
This is something that I hope to continue throughout my years in law school and my career so I want to work out as many kinks as possible now instead of later when a law partner is calling me into his office.
For the second part of this semester, my goals are to write helpful and insightful posts about my increased schedule. Hopefully some of you will be able to help me figure out how to ease the stress! I will be working on time management and will actually LOOK at my schedule each day!
Oh, and to raise $1,000 for the Relay for Life-Gulfport event for the American Cancer Society~ You can click below to donate, or if you want more information about the event!
What goals have you set for yourself for the second half of the spring semester?