Law School

5 Tips for a Great Study Space

  Sometimes [ok, more often than I care to count] I find myself procrastinating. I think we all do it, from time to time. One of my best friends says she “can’t seem to study until the entire house is clean, [she’s] prepped her next three meals, and there’s nothing left to distract her.” Another one of my law school besties forces herself to come to the library because then…

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Law School

Let Me PUMP You UP!

  Finals week arrived. It was inevitable. I’m not quite sure where the time went. Can you believe it’s been a year? This 1L is nearly finished. And, well, I don’t know about you – but I am exhausted. I completely understand how tired you are. Tired of reading, writing, and thinking. I get it. Your classmates get it. Trust me. Everyone feels like a squished lemon, completely out of juice….

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HealthyFit

On Sundays, We Meal Prep

Last month, the ABA sponsored a Mental Health Day. At UNT Dallas College of Law, the faculty and staff made a HUGE effort to focus on the importance of total-body wellness; Camp Gladiator visited and signed us up for CAMP!  I was super honest up front and told the trainer that unless the Beau could come, there was just no way this derriere would find its way to an outdoor gym.   …

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Daily Dose, Reviews

Meal Prep for the Busy Law Student

Usually, I meal prep on Sunday. However, I was quite disenchanted with the mere thought of cooking then, and the kitchen passion didn’t quite hit me Tuesday, or today either, hence – I continued to procrastinate. [law school daze, right] Put if off until tomorrow…I was happy with this decision. Until I opened the fridge in the morning to pack my lunch and realized – I didn’t have lunch! Well, damn. Joke’s…

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Law School

Law School Depression: Grades & Guidance

THIS read made me realize how lucky I am. This semester has been grueling (more-so than last semester) for many reasons – but not one of those reasons stems from feeling alone. In fact, for my wonderful classmates who read this blog (and for those peers far and wide going through the same law school struggle) please know there are resources available for you. Talk to student services at your school. Reach out…

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Advice, Law School

How to Prep Your Oral Argument

You’ve been chugging along, gobbling up every nugget of wisdom the professors have to offer. Everything is ok. You’re fine. Law school is finally feeling right and then – POW! Your first oral argument comes bounding around the corner and you have no freaking clue what to do. This is the point where you realize one of two things: 1) Well damn. I don’t like to speak to crowds and this is…

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Recipes

Best Damn Cheesesteaks

      I rarely get to post recipes anymore. This cheesesteak post was a long time coming, too. I made these for the Beau and his besties for boys night a while back. They gave rave reviews and demanded I make them again soon. These Philly cheesesteaks are so easy to MAKE! They’ll taste like they took forever, but you’ll have them on the table in under 45 minutes.  Truly,…

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Law School

Dealing with Your Support System in Law School

My grandmother didn’t appreciate my answer when she asked what I would be giving up for Lent. “My social life.” I’m pretty sure she was thinking: The sunburn I got from her glare was almost enough to shrink a bit. Maybe before law school I would have. Maybe.  By this point in the semester, you’d think I was comfortable with learning to ignore family and friends in order to make the…

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HealthyFit, Law School

Such a Pretty Fat: 1L Version

I’m channeling Jen Lancaster here. Because I’m such a fan…and I think she gets me. Fo’ real. Weighing in at 174ish and trying to be healthier is tough. The things I like to eat are actually pretty healthy, like broccoli and pasta and chicken…but then I add butter and make a white wine sauce and the entire meal is delicious now like 1000 calories per serving. Which, I’m told, is not entirely good…

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Freebies, Law School

Starbucks Saturday!

Coffee plays quite a [venti] role in my life. My morning routine includes at least one cup every morning…depending on which class I have first, if I’m being real honest. I grew up in a household kick-started by a little cafecito, which means even a whiff of good java makes my day happier. This morning was a particularly great start. I crossed off several action items and snuck some good study time in before…

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