What a week! Wrapping up my fourth week of law school it’s like the full workload has hit me. In addition to all of the homework there are club meetings and networking events that feel important to attend. I came down with a bit of a cold this week making the struggle a bit more challenging. I scheduled a last minute massage last night for my achy body and stiff neck. I swear, it was heaven on earth! The past few days I’ve fallen asleep before 9:00 because my brain and body are just SO exhausted. I am really hoping the weekend will give my body time to recover and I will be 100% ready to tackle next week by Sunday night. Fingers crossed!
As I’m sitting here writing I realize there are a few little life updates I want to catch you up on so I figured why not clump them all into one big coffee date. The mornings are getting chilly here in Seattle so I am cuddled up in an oversized sweater, still in my pajamas, sipping on a pumpkin spice latte. Starbucks has the pleasure of seeing me half awake every morning practically the moment I roll out of bed.
Law School is MORE like Undergrad than I imagined.
Being the over thinker, over analyzer, planner that I am, I spent a lot of time before law school researching law school. Pretty much every law school blog and podcast I could find was eager to emphasize that law school is not like undergrad. Sure, law school classes and exams have an altered format from undergrad but overall law school is much more like undergrad than I expected. I think a lot of students who go straight to law school after graduating from college will perhaps note the difference more prominently. However, I spent three years in the working world and I have to say the first year of law school is a whole lot more like undergrad than like the working world. Ha!
My first year classes are all with the same core group making law school feel a little like high school even. I sit by the same girls (er, I mean women) in every class. We have coffee or lunch between classes and rant about professors or the students who talk just to hear themselves speak. My planner is filled with club meetings and events and there is even a law school fraternity with a Big/Little program. So yeah, law school feels like undergrad to me. That being said, if there are any law school potentials reading, keep in mind I read so much telling me law school was NOTHING like undergrad prior to attending. I think I was so ready to enter a world I had never experienced that I psyched myself out. Law school is a crazy challenge but the day to day and the format aren’t all that different than my four year experience.
Rent the Runway Unlimited & Le Tote
By now you all have probably already heard about Rent the Runway Unlimited and Le Tote. Both services offer monthly clothing “subscriptions” that essentially allow you to cycle out pieces from your closet. Personally, I am the girl who will buy a super cute dress for an event or statement top only for it to sit in my closet for YEARS before I ever wear it again. The problem is I always want a new dress or new statement outfit for the next big event. While I wear the same three pairs of jeans on repeat year after year after year, I might buy 5 trendy tops only to wear them once or twice before the trend is dated. I was drawn to the idea of switching out trendy items through a service like Rent the Runway and Le Tote. I will be posting a full review of both services (as well as comparing and contrasting the services) soon. I just wanted to put some feelers out there to see if you guys have any specific questions you want answered. I want this post to be super informative, so if you have a burning question or you’ve been thinking of subscribing but want some answers first, let me know!
It seems that the older I get the more I relish time with my family. The past few weekends Jordan and I are either spending time with my family, his family, or both! Last weekend we went to a comedy show with my Aunt & Uncle one evening and had dinner and went out to ice cream with Jordan’s mom the next night (have I mentioned how much I adore Jordan’s mother? I feel so so lucky). Tonight I am hoping to meet up with my Mom for a little shopping and dinner AND at the beginning of October Jord and I are taking a weekend trip to Leavenworth with my Aunt & Uncle. My relationships with my family have been difficult in the past (particularly as a teenager) but I really cherish family time as an adult. I only wish I could see my Dad and younger siblings who live in California more often. The little babies grow so fast!
Taylor Swift Haters
It’s basically established that my love for Taylor Swift is one of the founding principals of this blog. I find all discussions pertaining to Taylor Swift almost political in the sense that people get SO worked up even if they allegedly don’t like her. I cannot mention that I like Taylor Swift without someone cutting me off mid sentence to tell me that they think Beyonce is better. DID I SAY ANYTHING ABOUT BEYONCE? I’m pretty sure me liking Taylor Swift says nothing about Beyonce’s talent or worth or likability. I do not follow anything as closely as Taylor Swift haters follow and track her every move. For example, I don’t particularly love Ariana Grande’s music (she has a great ponytail I’ll give her that) but her music just sort of annoys me. When an Ariana Grande song comes on the radio, I change the station. Wanna know what I don’t do: Watch all of her music videos the day they come out, act like it is her music that caused the Holocaust, tell all of her fans they are stupid, vapid, lifeless soul suckers, pretend her music is anything more than shallow entertainment, look for any/every way her performances could be disrespectful to cancer patients or veterans or refugees or ANYONE the performance is clearly NOT targeting…HATERS ARE INSANE. Can I just say I am so glad I am not a celebrity? Pretty sure I would come unhinged and become a full fledged maniac by day two because the world of the internet and social media can be ridiculous.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for critiquing music or a performance (it isn’t my thing but I understand there are true music industry fans that are into such things) but acting like you hate an artist and then being the first to consume all of their content just to hate on it is actually pathetic. I know Taylor Swift doesn’t need me as her knight in shining armor, and I don’t really intend to be that, I have just noticed so much unnecessary hate with the release of her last two songs that it’s made me think. People do realize it’s just an album right? I mean, guys, we do know it’s just one celebrity putting out one CD and it’s pretty easy to ignore. We do know that both Taylor and Kanye (or Taylor and Katy) like these “feuds” because they are giving them publicity and making them money right? Can’t say with 100% certainty but I’m willing to bet Kim and Taylor and Kanye and Katy and whoever else, does not lose sleep over the celebrity feuds because they ARE PUTTING ON A SHOW THAT DRAWS THE PUBLIC IN (MAKES EVERYDAY PEOPLE FEEL INVOLVED) AND MEANWHILE SMILING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK WITH THE MONEY THESE FAUX FEUDS GIVE THEM. Okay, just had to put that out there. Like whatever music you like but recognize strategic branding is a thing in Hollywood just as it is in blogging or with a business or whatever. xxoo!
Hope things didn’t get too heated with our Taylor Swift coffee debate right there (; I love you guys no matter where you fall on the Taylor-Kanye spectrum (I mean hey, I’m dating a Kanye fan). Enjoy the last weekend of Summer and please leave a comment with what you would tell me at our coffee date! Coffee with a friend is much more enjoyable if I’m not the only one talking.
Thanks again to Madeleine Wilson for taking the photos for this post. If you are in the Seattle area I definitely recommend working with her.