Do you ever have that feeling where you know you’re so far behind and it’s all you can do to keep your head above water and even with that you’re still behind? Oh and then to cap it all off it seems like everyone else has their ducks in a perfectly ordered ombre height line row?
Yeah, I’m having that kind of week, oh call BS on that, I’ve been feeling like that since I entered into law school. There is a picture that floated around my 1L class that pretty much explains law school life in very simplistic terms:
In law school you run on too little sleep, too little fun social interaction, too much stress, and too many assignments. Throughout it all you keep going. For some unimaginable reason, you keep going.
I always remind myself of something I read in high school when the stress starts to get to me. A blurb from a book…
“‘Face it,’ Gary told her kindly. ‘You’ll never catch up. You just do as much as you can and take the punishments without saying anything. Sometimes I wonder if that isn’t what they’re trying to teach us-to take plenty and keep our mouths shut.'”
– Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure
While it’s a stark view of life (and law school) it’s true. You do as much as you can, make it as much fun it can be, and try to be happy throughout it all. Life. It’s messy, it’s a struggle, it’s hard, but it is so dang beautiful.
So if I’m getting by then I’d consider myself to be thriving. Cheers to that! But you’ll have to cheers for me since I’m in study crunch time.
So here’s to you, here’s to me, and here’s to thriving.