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xoxo,


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Life update: Where has the time gone?

Hi beauties! It’s been well over a year since I last gave you any sort of update on my life so it’s about time I give you one. As you already know, 2020 has been a roller coaster of a year so I guess I should start with the beginning of the year. Enjoy my Cliff Notes version of my life this year:

January: So hopeful and full of promise for the year. Dated a paramedic for 2 and half weeks. Was sad when things ended (so much potential!). Read 1 book the whole month.

February: Started off so promising until my 49ers lost the Super Bowl (I still love you Jimmy G!). Went on a few dates. Ended up catching a cold during the last week (pretty sure I caught while on a date at Dave and Busters).

March: Started off so normal. Had a fabulous Spring Break and went on some wonderful dates with a guy. Buddy read The Kiss Quotient with the guy. Came back from Spring Break only to go back to school for one week. World went insane in that week. Packed up and headed back home. Started Zoom University School of Law —I mean online classes. Downloaded TikTok. Why does this month feel so long?

April: Me and Spring Break guy sadly fizzled out mainly due to COVID and quarantine. Started dating another guy. Developed an interest in astrology. Online school was uneventful. At some point my school eventually decided to go credit/no credit.

May: Took 5 finals. Strangely liked taking them at home (no pressure or anxiety from seeing other test takers). Tried to buddy read a book with the new guy I was dating. Had an uneventful and boring birthday (cheers to 25!). Broke up with said guy towards the end of the month for a multitude of reasons.

June: Hardly remember this month to be honest. Went on some Zoom dates. Learned that grad students from Stanford are not my type (Zoomed 3 of them and felt 0 connection each time). Met 2 air signs (a Libra and an Aquarius) who lived up to the flightly nature of their element (they coincidentally were both super cute guys from Oakland with plans to move to NYC). Went on a promising Zoom date at the end of the month.

July: Started dating a new guy (the one from the end of June). Went on an RV trip to Oregon and had a fun time at the WIldlife Safari (best animal experience ever).

August: School started. Once again online. Was not eager to start school again. Got annoyed with half my professors. Guy I was dating told me he’s moving back to Texas in 4-8 months. Relationship turned casual.

September: Took a nice day trip to SF with said guy. Slogged through school. Had both a midterm and a final due.

October: Only time will tell…

So that has been my life in a nutshell. I still cannot believe it is already October. Where has the time gone? March took forever but then the months just flew by after that.

What have you been up to? I would love to hear how you’ve been coping with all the curveballs of 2020. Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,


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Review: Good Things Happen to People You Hate

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Rating: ★★★½

I received this book for free free as part of an Instagram tour (TLC Book Tours specifically) I did to promote the book.

This was an interesting collection of personal essays. As with many essay collections, I liked some of them, but didn’t like others. 

This book is a pretty typical account of a millennial woman in New York City so there wasn’t anything ground breaking or new about it. I’ve encountered similar stories before. That being said I did relate to the author quite a few times. 

For example, the essay, “Real Men Will Disappoint You, Date Fictional Men Instead,” was so relatable. I took one look at the tile and went, isn’t that the truth! Also, all the essays had funny titles like these. Another relatable essay was “Sometimes Your Irrational Fears Come True and Fire Destroys Your Home.” That scenario (thankfully) hasn’t happened to me, but I related to her childhood fears. As a kid, I worried a lot over things other kids would never worry about (ex. car accidents, dangerous criminals, etc.) 

The writing style is very blogger like which I enjoyed. It worked well in telling her stories. 

I did feel like some of the essays fell a little short. Like they didn’t quite live up to their potential. Sometimes they just ended when I was expecting her to say a little more.

Overall, this was a quick essay collection with some hits and some misses. I did find it entertaining so if you just want to read something fun, go ahead and read it! 


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Life update: Fall grades, spring semester, and summer jobs

Hi everyone! So it’s been a while since my last life update and my life has been pretty crazy to say the least.

Last Friday, we got back our fall grades and I am fairly happy with mine. They’re not super amazing, but given my circumstances (basically: my grandfather’s funeral was literally 2 days before my finals and I was a total mess because of it and law school grades are pretty much all based on your final exam), I think I did pretty well. It’s relief finally having them after waiting for so long.

I am entering week 3 of spring semester and so far it has been good. This is mainly because the undergrads don’t start school yet so campus is so quiet and parking is super easy to find. I’m also loving the fact that my writing class is now in the afternoons on Tuesdays (instead of in the mornings like last semester), which means that I get to sleep in!

Lastly, I’m currently applying to summer jobs. It is customary for law students to work during the summer to gain practical law experience. When I first started law school, I originally wanted to find a summer job in down here in SoCal, but lately, given my turbulent finals experience, I want to go back to the Bay Area for work. So far I have applied to 7 jobs, all of which are companies, not law firms. I really like the idea of working in-house so I am hoping to get an internship at a company.

So that has been my life in a nutshell. How have you been?

xoxo,

P.S. If anyone wants to help out a broke law student and buy me a coffee, I would appreciate it!

Life update: Finals season, writing assignments, and finding time to read

Hello! It’s been quite a while since my last life update. Law school is killer the first semester because there are like no breaks. The only breaks we get are Labor Day (1 day at the beginning of the semester) and Thanksgiving break (3 days towards the end of the semester). Aside from that there is nothing. It’s nonstop school.

The semester is winding down now. We only have a few classes left before finals start in December. It’s so crazy how fast this all went.

Right now everyone is working hard on our big writing project due before Thanksgiving.  It’s not hard, just a lot to write. And since it is legal writing, you have to cite a lot. Like sometimes after every sentence. Tedious I know.

Recently, I’ve been finding time to read which is amazing. I’m not getting through as many books as I used to and I still have a ton of unread books, but I’m slowly making progress.

So that’s it from me. But before I sign off I just want to say that if you enjoy my blog or my other social channels, please consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. To do so just click here.

Thank you so much for reading. Let me know what you’re up to in the comments.

xoxo,

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Law school update: Writing assignments, midterms, and why causation matters

Hey everyone! I’m back with another law school update. This week has been very stressful to say the least. I actually wrote a haiku about it:

My life is a mess

And I’m infinitely stressed.

Adulting is hard.

This actually started as a regular poem but I didn’t know how to continue it, so I counted the syllables and found that it unintentionally ended up being a haiku.

Basically, this week we had a big writing assignment due for Legal Writing and Research. I can’t say much about it but it was long and time was not on my side. Everyone was frantically trying to get it done. I know that even some people skipped out on CrimLaw to work on it.

I also have a midterm for Torts to do this weekend. It’s timed (2 hours), and I have to do it sometime over the weekend.

Speaking of midterms, in CivPro yesterday, our professor announced that we will have a midterm sometime in the next two weeks. However, it’s not really graded. We will take it on a Wednesday and then go over it in class and give it a grade. Then we will anonymously take that grade, give it to him, and he will put it on a curve so we can see how we did.

Lastly, in Criminal law we talked about causation and my professor asked us “Why does causation matter?” and guess what? He never answered the question which is pretty typical of that class. I’m still pondering it.

In case it wasn’t obvious, I did not have much time to read this week.

Once again thank you so much for reading!

xoxo,

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Buy me a coffee

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So I joined that “Buy me a coffee” site that I’ve seen some people use. The reason I joined is because in August I will be a first year law student and let’s be real, law school isn’t cheap (especially here in California)! Any spare money would be greatly appreciated.

If you want to buy me a coffee just click here.

Thanks for reading and for your support!

xoxo,

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