Thursday, August 30, 2012

Is this real life?

Some thing about this law school experience has so far been surreal. I keep expecting to go back to my 'real life,' take my 'real classes' and go back to my 'real apartment.' It feels like I'm on vacation or some kind of law school trial run. Every time I whip out my Torts book (and it only happens with Torts for some reason), I just cannot believe that I am in law school. I don't know how big any of you were on the 'admitted students day' scene, but this first week has sort of felt like an extended version of that. Like I'm visiting and that the law school has been kind enough to let me test out a few classes. Still, there's no way I could actually be attending. At any given moment, I feel like I'm going to give my books back to their real owners and go back to my Spanish, English, and assorted International Relations classes.

I know this is just a symptom of all the change that's been going on lately. I also know that sooner or later I'm going to come to realize that this is in fact, real life, and what I have signed up for for the next three years. Still, it's been a very surreal experience. Maybe part of that is because I'm tired most of the time. Who really knows?

This Labor Day weekend, I'm heading back home to buy some last-minute furniture for my apartment and to finish packing things in boxes so I can make my big, official move out west. Anyone else got any big plans? Hope everyone has a fantastic and deservedly relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

'It' List

As I get ready to decorate the first place that is actually mine, I'm coming to find out quite a few things about myself. The first is that I have the most BORING taste in dishes EVER. We're talking plain white dishes and simple glasses. On the other hand, I've also discovered that I'm drawn to some pretty cool placemats. Now to just decide on one and order it in!

I've also learned that I'm obsessed with chevrons. In prints, pillows, rugs, WHEREVER. I just cannot get enough. I also am quite taken with this sofa right here:

IKEA named it EKTORP, and it's simple shape paired with those purple flowers are just too much. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it, but went back the other day to buy it only to discover that it is sold out everyone in Texas AND that the distribution center is also sold out so no sofa for me for another 2-3 weeks :(

I picked up a new bottle of nail polish sort of to ring in the new school year and I have fallen in love with the color. I've always been into taupe but could never find just the right shade but I think this is it!

Finally, this nifty little thing has been my constant companion through the first few days of law school. It's caffeinated, which is a huge plus, but it isn't as heavy as black coffee, AND it's as refreshing as it's name would leave you to believe.
 So what's big in your lives? Any recommendations for furniture/decorations/beverages?

Monday, August 27, 2012

First Days

Today was orientation, which traditionally means 'becoming oriented' or something like that. I think that might be what they tried to do today, but in actuality, it came out more as a barrage of speakers who I couldn't differentiate between by the end. I heard so many speeches, toured so many buildings, and now I can't shake the sinking feeling that none of I retained none of it. Regardless, this thing was exhausting. Nine hours long + 1 hour commute each day resulted in 12 hours of just pure running around. Paired with the fact that I didn't sleep well last night left me nodding off towards the last few speakers :| And I get to do it all again tomorrow!

Still, in a strange way, orientation was fun. It let us poke around without the added stress of having to find classes or do homework. We had extra socialization time and there were margaritas at the end. Still, I'm scared of how tired I am. With a pile of homework for Wednesday still hanging out by my bed, I know that I have to be rested tomorrow so I can tackle it. First law school homework. Eek! Hopefully, becoming oriented tomorrow doesn't leave me as worn down as it did today. If it does, Wednesday's going to be a monster. Like, the bad kind.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Humble Beginnings

In what is now two short weeks, I will be packing my bags and heading out west to go to law school! That exclamation point, during this point of know-nothingness, means quite a few things to me. Part excitement, just because it means that I'm finally there. Done with applications, and LSATs, and undergrad and moving on to new things. It's part apprehension, because I have heard the law school horror stories that almost always involve someone losing a soul.

In 2 weeks, I'll be arriving at a relative's house since my apartment won't be ready for me to move in until 2 FULL weeks after school starts! I'm sure that's going to be another adventure in and of itself. Until then, wish me luck in the already impressive stack of homework that's already ahead of me.