THL 3: Jelly Bean Love

10. Deactivating FB – curbing procrastination

This was probably the best thing I did for myself during SWOTVAC.  Some people know how to control their use… I’m still struggling learning so let’s just say that procrastination magnifies the addiction.  It’s so easy to live vicariously through other people’s updates that you lose perspective on what’s happening RIGHT NOW in your own life… but of course that just meant I rediscovered Twitter and Tumblr lols I also changed my blog subscriptions settings so that I wouldn’t be getting real-time updates of when people posted however, that wasn’t enough to keep me away from browsing blogs-a-plenty ^^’.  Oh well.

11. Study group sessions: 2,3, 4 heads are always better than one!

I’m so thankful to have people I can nut out hypos and essay topics with :).  I remember it being said once that Law is one of those subjects that cannot or should not be studied in isolation. Word.

12. Submitting my final essay for 2011!

It a bittersweet feeling as it also officially ends my work for PILCH, an amazing not-for-profit organisation that I’ve been interning with since the start of the year.  It’s been such a privilege to work with people who are committed to helping the less fortunate and making a real difference in our community.  They also saved me from the disillusionment I got from law school halfway through last year but that’s a story for another time.

13. Finishing my first of three exams – The end is in sight!

PtL!  I feel a weight lifted from my shoulders… two more til freedom!

14. Living at home – all pros in my mind

  • no rent or bills to pay
  • home-cooked meals that you don’t always cook yourself
  • more hands to help with pegging up clothes to dry
  • awesome company everyday of the year

Yep, sorry Mum and Dad.  I won’t be leaving for a while! (not that you’d let me LOL)

15. SurviveLaw.com/blog – where have you been all my law school life??  

It’s always comforting to know you aren’t the only one walking this challenging road.  And to laugh at the all-too-familiar situations law students find themselves in…

16. Jelly Bean Love:

See behind the scenes here.

♥ Ames

THL 2: Momentum

A short post to say that as of 3:34am, Wednesday 2nd November 2011…. I HAVE FINISHED MY ESSAY!!!

I am all of THL right now:

Thankful that it is over.  Happy that it is over.  Laughing that it FINALLY over!

Not that it was a horrid essay topic to write on… I actually really enjoyed researching for it, am quite happy with the end result (albeit there is a truckload of referencing and editing left to do… in the morning after sleep) and even came up with a funky title:

Exchanging Assets for Care: The ‘New’ Family Affair

Like my rhyme?  Isn’t that just grand? Haha, I may not think that in the morning but whatev’s I say ;).

The only issue I have with writing essays is that they are often so difficult to start.  I attribute it to the ‘Law of Momentum’ or as leadership coach/author, John C. Maxwell calls it, ‘The Big Mo’ (see 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership)… I haven’t had much of a chance (yet) to read up on The Big Mo (reminds me of Movember) but as I powered through 1,500 words tonight/last night/this morning/gah, all I could think was, “I’ve got momentum, baby and I’m lovin’ it!”

Time for a bit of sleep…

♥ Ames

 

THL 1: Meet Jerry

This is not procrastination, really it’s not.

Maybe it is.

A little.

Anyhow, I thought I’d start a new series: THL – Thankful, Happy, Laughter

Basically, it’ll be a condensed version of things that have been happening for which I’m thankful for, happy about or got a giggle from (that way I can still enjoy a bit of blogging during exam without feeling too guilty).  This first set will have photos though I can’t always guarantee them… Enjoy :).

1. Daisies in the yard
2. Macro shots makes me happy
3. yummy sandwiches in the sun

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