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Every story needs an ending

Posted by newlawmom on July 6, 2010

Mine is not over yet, but in some ways the story I brought here has reached a natural conclusion. Time changes all things, and everything changes over time. I have come so far that it is wrong to leave the story hanging. So here is the crux of what I need to tell you: law school becomes just one thing on a list. It does not remain the core of existence. So my life went on and things changed, which really should not surprise me.

The end of my 2L year things went very badly and nothing bad happened! My grades were fine despite the fact that I never finished my outlines, barely read anything from April 12 on, and I didn’t have a single moment to study during reading week. I wish I had known this last year. It could have saved me immense stress, not to mention time. I seriously did not have a single moment to worry about law school, believe me. I had bigger problems. My mother was hospitalized for almost a month and was diagnosed with major abdominal cancer, my oldest son got in some trouble at school and decided that the appropriate response was to cut himself with a razor, and in short, the rest of the people in my life decided that they needed my attention despite the fact I’m in law school. That also should not have surprised me. But it is fine. All things work out in the end.

My summer job has sort of gone south. Well, not exactly. I still have it, but they don’t have a lot of time to give me work, and I don’t have a lot of time to chase them down and beg them for it. So I have not done much work, though what I have done has been completed accurately and on time. Some people just don’t know what to do with a summer intern, I guess. I am going to apply a little more pressure over the next month, because I do need to be able to use this job as a reference at some point. In reality, I don’t care one way or the other. I am quite busy spending time with my family. Only now, on July 5, does law school begin to re-enter my mind. And I still like it! Love it, actually. I wish I had more time to devote to it.

Next up is my 3rd and final year of law school. Believe that. Next year at this time, I will be waiting for the results of the bar. But first – summer. I plan on enjoying every minute of it. Up until this week, there has been no time to enjoy anything. So I’m going to make the best of the time I have left. I hope everyone reading has a great day and enjoys the rest of their vacation.


2 Responses to “Every story needs an ending”

  1. butterflyfish said

    I am so sorry about your rough semester. I hope things get better. Enjoy your summer. Be well.

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