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A Great Birthday

11 Feb

Since you last heard from me, I turned 23!

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Last Thursday was my birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.

I got a surprise delivery from Dan…

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a great wine glass from a law school friend…
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and I had a delicious dinner with my friends.

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The only wrench in the birthday weekend plans came on Friday…

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but I picked up right where I left off on Saturday!

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I felt extremely special and loved.  I am blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life!

fitmixer Boot Camp Day 1

14 Jan

Hello all!

I am back from a fantastic weekend in NYC where I visited my friends from college.

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We had a great time exploring the city and catching up.  The highlight of the weekend was going to Jimmy Fallon’s monologue rehearsal!  He’s hilarious and looks even younger and cuter in person.

Although I didn’t want to leave my friends, I was excited to get back for day 1 of fitmixer Boot Camp!

Law school eats up a lot of my time, so about a month ago I started looking for new ways to do effective at-home workouts.  I had seen fitmixer boot camp mentioned on a few blogs, and after doing more research I decided it was the perfect fit for me.

The fitmixer team sends you workouts five days a week.  They customize a meal plan tailored to your fitness goals and send you ideas for each meal of the day and three snacks.

I did the first workout this afternoon and it. was. awesome.  I’m so excited to experience a new challenge and to mix things up without having to think about it.  The workout and meal plan for the next day come straight to your inbox – this means minimal planning on my part, I just have to follow what’s given to me!

  • Is anyone else participating in this fitmixer Boot Camp?
  • How do you switch up your workout routine when you feel like you need a change?

The Challenges of Grad School

9 Jan

It’s true what they say: graduate school is nothing like college.

I was absolutely terrified as the last days of August approached and I prepared to move to a new city to start law school.  I’m not sure what scared me so much.  I’ve always enjoyed being a student and I knew law school was the right choice for me.  I think the unknown was the scariest part.  What would classes be like?  What would my professors be like?  Would I get thrown out of class on day 1 like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde?

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Now that I’ve survived an entire semester of law school, I don’t think it’s scary.

I think it’s challenging:

1) You have hundreds of pages of reading to do in one week.  And you actually HAVE to do the reading before class.  If you blow off the reading, it will definitely come back to bite you.  I read so much this semester that my eyesight got worse and I had to get reading glasses.

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2) You miss your friends from college.  A lot.  I was extremely lucky to have a wonderful group of close friends in college.  I’ve met great people in law school, but it has been really hard to get used to life without my friends living right next door.

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3) You wake up at 5am and you’re ready for bed by 8pm.  Everyone adopts different schedules, of course, but my weekly wake up time during school is about 5-5:30am.  I work out, make breakfast, get ready for the day, drive to school, get to the library by 7:30 or so, then go to my classes.  Naturally, I’m exhausted by the end of the day.  Gone are the days of staying up until 2am and sleeping until noon (sigh).

Life post-college is challenging.  Whether you have a new job, are looking for work, or are continuing with your education, your lifestyle changes entirely.

When I get stressed about schoolwork or homesick for my family I try to remember one thing: to be grateful.  I survived college and now I have an amazing opportunity to further my education.  Even on the worst days, I am so very thankful for that.

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  • Have you transitioned into the “real world” yet?  What was hard for you?
  • How do you deal with stress?

P.S. I get to see my friends from college this weekend!  I can’t wait.