And I’m done!

I’ll post a longer update after I move and come back from vacation, but I wanted to let all of you know that I survived the bar exams!

I’ve never been so tired in my entire life. I’m going to spend today in my bed, watching Netflix, and possibly eating chipotle. Although I do have a vacation to go on, so probably not.

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I think I’ll take a nap right here!

Plans after the Bar Exam

The bar exam takes place over three days, July 26, 27 and 28. In those three days, I’ll drive approximately 338 miles, stay at two hotels, answer 200 multiple choice questions, write 13 essays, and probably cry at least twice.

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You know what will help me get through it? Besides being a licensed attorney (!!!), I’m making plans for after the bar exam. Fun enough that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but not too fun to blow my bank account aka adulting at its finest.

  1. SLEEP. I’m going to come right home from the exam and sleep until the bags under my eyes completely disappear.
  2. SHOWER. And stay in there for 45+ minutes because that hot water and nothing to do feeling will be great.
  3. DRINK. Drink all of the alcohol and then rehydrate with pedialyte because hangovers are no joke when they last 24+ hours.
  4. GET A MASSAGE. I’m just waiting to book the appointment. What do I want to do? Hot stone? Swedish? Deep tissue? All of the above? So many choices!
  5. MANI/PEDI. I’m sure after ripping my fingernails to shreds and keeping shoes on all summer, I’ll need a mani/pedi so the casual observer won’t think I’m a stunt double for Gollum
  6. GET A HAIRCUT. Chop a few inches off, maybe go for a new color, something to make me look like a human being that cares for their appearance.
  7. CALL EVERYBODY. Everybody that I ignored during bar prep that is. Although I’ll make a rule that says they can’t ask me the dreaded question, “How do you think you did?” I know they’re asking to be polite, or to figure out how I’m feeling, but I DON’T KNOW HOW I DID. ASK AGAIN NEVER. I’ll tell you the results when I hear back in October.

No rest for the wicked. No rest for the bar preppers

On Monday I started my bar prep program by eating 6 oreos for dinner.

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Edit: I drafted this two weeks ago and never got around to posting it. I’m not dead, although emotionally I feel it, I’m just studying away. Thanks for your patience!

I’m hoping to get back to regular updates, but man bar prep is SUCH a jealous mistress.

Send help. Send taco bell. Really just send me home.

Graduation is TOMORROW!

My graduation dress is hanging up (because I don’t care how old I am ironing clothes is beyond annoying), my cap and gown are hanging up, my room has been cleaned, dinner plans have been made, and family is close to arriving.

When am I supposed to panic?

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The feeling I have right now is the same one before exams. “Oh shit, did I do everything I needed to do?” Then I think to myself, it’s too late to do anything else besides drink and eat everything in sight.

It’s bizarre to think that I began this blog in August 2013 before I even set foot in the law school and now my time there has already finished. Don’t worry, I’m continuing this blog through bar prep and probably the first year of work. I’m not going anywhere anytime soon!

On that note, I’m off to celebrate being done with law school!

So you’re studying for finals…

Here are some tried and true tips:

  1. Outline early. The earlier you condense all of your work, the easier it’ll be to go over at the end of the semester
  2. Put your textbook underneath your pillow when you sleep. Osmosis is a real thing people, don’t let science-deniers fool you!
  3. Skip showering. If you smell, nobody will sit near you during the exam so you can spread out more. Also, depending on how small your room is, you might make everybody sick so they have to leave and you will be at the top of the curve.
  4. Bring healthy snacks to eat during the exam, but make sure they’re healthy. Snacks like heads of celery, whole apples, full-sized carrots, baked chips, and sunflower seeds still in the shells are great ideas.
  5. Ensure you’ve slept the night before. Preferably for two hours, sitting in the Clinic, with your head on your keyboard. It’s all about the power naps, I’m telling you.
  6. Don’t pack dinner. If you bring dinner to school, you’ll stay at school longer. Skip the meal and cry about how hungry you are until you can’t take it and order pizza at 11 PM.
  7. Bring headphones. This way nobody will know that you’ve been listening to Lemonade on repeat and not anything proven effective for studying like white noise, brown noise, or other sounds that can lead to brown notes.
  8. Think about all of your TV shows you get to catch up on. No, I don’t care The Office ended 3 years ago, I haven’t finished yet.
  9. Cry. Loudly. During the exam. Let your tears fall over your closest-sitting companion.
  10. Accept the fact that you are in Hell. Law school was a huge mistake and ask yourself why you did this to yourself. Friends of yours have salaries, and take vacations, and look like human beings. You, right now, wearing the sweatpants that you slept in, with no makeup on, and your hair not brushed, you are not human.
  11. Be proud! After your exams are done, it’s summer break which means a few weeks off until the firm/government/public interest job snatches away your freedom.
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Here’s a picture of my friends and I studying together. 

Anybody else feel like they accidentally became an adult?

I’ve been following Accidentally Adulting for awhile now and absolutely love her posts. They reach me at a personal level because who else has wondered how to be an adult when you’re scared of the dark, eat ice cream for dinner, and/or orders takeout more often than cooking at home?

This post is especially helpful for law school graduates. I highly recommend everybody read this post to help calm their minds, figure out a plan, and get excited about moving forward.

While you’re on TA’s page, give it a follow!

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