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A working single mom attending law school

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Posts Tagged ‘1L stress’

Confidence waning?

Posted by newlawmom on November 18, 2008

Well, I see that people have been reading my Why So Confident post recently. I suspect that is because many students who are on scholarships aren’t feeling so confident this week. I know for a fact that many of the students at my school are having anxiety. I would be lying if I said I hadn’t wondered about this along the way. But when push comes to shove, I have not given up. I am working my butt off. Staying at the top of the class will certainly be harder than I anticipated. It is possible that I won’t end up at the top. But I don’t give up that easy. I’m feeling pretty confident right now that despite my predictable anxious moments, panicked responses to pressure, and occassional sleepless nights, I am going to be fine in the end. And it is only the end that counts. So yes. I am still confident. And I hope all my fellow 1L students are able to manage their own anxiety to maximize their own performance.  Only a few more classes to go. Then exams begin. I will be ready. And only when the fat lady sings will I call it a day. (By the way, those relationship problems have resolved satisfactorily)

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Like I need relationship problems, right?

Posted by newlawmom on November 17, 2008

How the hell did I pull this one off? One week left of the semester and I have alienated my significant other to the point that he has barely spoken to me in two days. I can’t back out of it, because I was angry for a legitimate reason and I am not sorry that I made that clear and unequivocal. However, I am quite sad that he has not been able to simply acknowledge the mistake and move on. I am not interested in having a long, drawn out dispute over this. It was a simple thing, but it couldn’t be overlooked. Do all men have this problem, or is it just the ones I happen to find? I have no interest in fighting. A hug would make it all better. But no. Why is that? So…a sample contracts exam where I scored well within the top half and only two points away from the top score in the class is not enough to make me smile. Nope. It has been a lousy day despite my apparant academic success last week. Exam prep is hard enough without this added burden. I hope it ends soon. But all of you women out there know that it can’t possibly end without tears involved. After two days of not talking to me, as soon as he decides to be nice, the tears will flow. I hate this and I want it to end now. So…in my depressed state, I will plod on. I hope all my readers have a lovely day.

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