Despite being my last semester of law school, this is my busiest one yet.
The first three weeks of this semester have been NON-STOP, and I'm trying hard not to get overwhelmed... mostly by reminding myself that in 15.5 weeks, I'll be GRADUATING.
Praise the Good Lord!!!
As opposed to the typical law school classes where you can dick around all semester and then cram before the final (i.e. biz orgs last semester... didn't attend half the classes, never read, and busted my ass for a week before the final with some old kick ass outlines and got a B+), 3 of my 4 classes this semester have lots of assignments due throughout the semester instead of just a big final at the end. I usually prefer it this way (I do better on assignments than I do on finals!), but I am stressing this week!
My clinic is crazy busy... who knew there was so much working preparing a defense for a death penalty case?! (Just kidding... obviously I knew it was a lot of work. But really? Omg, there is a lot of work). I really enjoy my clinic and the work that I'm doing (aside from some of the students in it with me, but that's a whole 'nother can o worms), so I really don't mind it. I am also taking a writing-intensive drafting class, and a bar prep class that has lots of practice exams and questions.
In addition to all this I've been working 20+ hours a week at a firm, (I'm bored to tears, but ooooh boy do I love $), I joined Junior League, and I've been going through my volunteer training for CASA.
CASA usually won't take up as much time as it has during the last month - the training is INTENSE! (9-4 four Saturdays in a row and 3 hours of courtroom observations).
Add into all this an hour + at the gym 6 days a week and I am just plain worn out. I have 11 pounds to go in 15.5 weeks. Totally do-able, but no time for slacking!
This week and next are especially crazy... which is why I am SO SO SO excited that I am going to be in Hawaii in 1 week! I am probably going to sleep the entire time I will be so worn out. It will be a wonderful trip. (Don't worry, I'll be taking the laptop with me and will be doing work while I'm there, but I would much rather do work in Honolulu than Chicago in February!)
Hope everyone else is staying sane... I'm trying... although I might not be able to stay that way for long! Ahhh! :)