Flying through February

This year’s picking up steam, I can’t believe how quickly it’s stopped being such a new year. I imagine it’s zipped by so quickly because I’ve had to spend my time attempting to avoid disease and invariably catching it anyways. Between the boyfriend’s traveling and the amount of time I spend on public transportation, I just wind up catching whatever bug is popular at the moment.

I do everything you’re “supposed” to do: frequent hand washings, carry my own hand sanitizer, regularly clean common areas, increase my vitamin C intake, so I think at this point it boils down to my own constant state of stress. In law school, stress is inevitable. That’s life, though, there’s always going to be stress. I’ve decided it’s more stressful trying to avoid disease, and maybe I’ll just go ahead and try to catch it head on next time.

An assignment for my Negotiations class this semester was a haggling exercise, I’d have to try to bargain for a deal in a situation where I normally wouldn’t. I decided I’d try to work on the whole work-life balance goal, because as my Ethics professor likes to say, we were people before law school and we’ll be people after law school, too. The person I was before law school was fairly creative, and I’ve missed that part of me. So I decided I’d try to haggle for a DSLR camera.

To make a long story short, I got an Olympus E-520, with 2 lenses and a protective bag to carry it around. I’m pretty excited to be using it, because it’s got an underwater setting and I’ve been itching to use it to take pictures of my bettas. Fun fact: there was a trademarked betta. Neat, right? A part of me thinks it’d be a fun legal note to write about, some day.


  1. Great advice from your Ethics professor! It’s easy to lose yourself and forget who you are in the hustle and bustle of law school.

    1. Thanks for your comment, I’m very glad I’m taking the class with this professor as he’s renowned in the field of ethics. It’s something he said on the first day of class, and resonated with me because like you said, it’s so easy to get caught up in the bustle of law school that you lose sight of the bigger picture.

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