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Monday, Nov 12 2012

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So, I'm here. Alive. Barely. I can't wait for December 15th at 11:31 am, when my last exam will be over. This first semester of PT law school has been the most difficult thing I've ever done, I think. I was prepared for hard, but the semester is about 4 weeks too long.

The most difficult thing for me has been actually DOING what I said I would do, which was to NOT get worked up about grades, and get out of it what I needed to. I firmly believe that law school could be taught SO differently and still teach law and analytical thinking. The stress is unnecessary, but almost omni-present. I've wondered what I am doing when I haven't seen much of my children for weeks on end. I miss them so much.

I have to try to remember why I'm doing this, and that my personal development is worth the effort and sacrifice. I think I may have a better feel for all of it after this first semester is done.

I get 3 weekends off between the last exam and the beginning of 'spring' semester - I'm glad I get at least that, although it doesn't seem very long.

On top of this, work has gotten much less stable and predictable. I wish I could share some of my drama from the past several months, but I just don't have time to write it all out. It is a source of constant, low grade anxiety. I had planned to save all my PTO for a spring trip to Haiti, and the annual trek to AZ, but I may need to just take some time off here soon because I can tell I'm at the end of my reserves.

I know this is kind of depressing - I could use your thoughts and prayers to get me through the next month.

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11 comments so far.

11.

a year ago

Wow, Tori and I are on the same wavelength. :kiss:

by SCALEHO

SCALEHO

10.

a year ago

Five more days, Sweetie! :kiss: Hope it's going well and you are keeping your head above water. Did you know it's snowing outside? A little Robin told me.... :laugh5:

by SCALEHO

SCALEHO

9.

a year ago

I was thinking of you tonight. I hope you are well. The 15th is almost here. :kiss:

by EPMOMMA

EPMOMMA

8.

2 years ago

I'm sorry it's been so tough. Is there any hope the next semester will be easier? I suppose there isn't much hope work will get easier. So I will just wish you lots of R&R on your three weekends off plus a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together to get you through the end of the semester.:kiss:

by CLOE

CLOE

7.

2 years ago

Take care and hang in there!

by CAROLBINTX

CAROLBINTX

6.

2 years ago

Hang in there, pretty lady. :love:

by EPMOMMA

EPMOMMA

5.

2 years ago

:kiss:

by HOOSIERSTACE

HOOSIERSTACE

4.

2 years ago

Sending love, hugs, and good thoughts, Lynn.

by DEBORAHV

DEBORAHV

3.

2 years ago

You're smart, you're lovely and dammit, people like you. I'll be thinkin' boutcha (see I speak Minnesotan) and sending you good thoughts. But why in the HELL did you people re-elect Crazy Ass Bachmann AGAIN? OK, OK, I know -- a different district than you. But WHY?

by SCALEHO

SCALEHO

2.

2 years ago

The first semester of any graduate program is always the hardest. You'll get into a groove soon. :kiss:

by JAY

JAY

1.

2 years ago

Hang in there Lynnie. You can do this. :thumbu2:
You are forever in my thoughts and prayers G/F. :kiss:

by PATTIXOXO

PATTIXOXO