Momma, I made it! I completed law school

So it seems the little engine could. It’s official- I passed all my Bar exams. This part of my life’s path was the definition of hard. I learned that struggle was a lousy but consistent bedfellow and giving up has never tempted me more. Those closest to me can give witness statements (Lol, ok, lemme not)– can give testimony as to how much it took to cross the finish line. The last lap was the most Read More

Things That Made Me Smile This Week

I believe we should promote what we love rather than bash what we hate. Sometimes I slip and find myself being negative about something or someone that irks me and not in a constructive way and while sometimes that is justified, I’m working on sharing more of what I love and I’m starting here and now. With that, I bring you this week’s “Things That Made Me Smile” which includes something about me! Read More

BETMB: T-9 days. It’s just hair (Wedding edition)

By this time next year, I should be married and I am exc— let me find another word– I am tickled purple! I haven’t begun making a lot of plans because I have never been the type of woman who gets fired up about wedding stuff. I don’t know why- my mother clearly didn’t pass on that gene. I know a few things I want and don’t want and that’s about it.

  • I don’t want to be a Bridezilla (I would be mortified if I just catapulted to the other end of the bride spectrum)
  • I don’t want a huge shindig
  • I know the type of dress I want
  • I know I want some twerking to happen

One thing I don’t know that I wish I did is Read More

Blog everyday til my birthday. T-10 days. Self-love

In (less than) 10 days I will be celebrating my birthday. I will be able to say that I’m in my late twenties and I’m excited and pensive. Because this birthday will be spent differently from the one last year and from any other before. I’m looking forward to it and I’m also aware that it means I’m taking a step further into grown woman-dom. Which got me thinking…

I got this impression that as you get older, as a woman, you eventually stop giving a damn about Read More

Hello November

I am super enthused about November this year! I’m usually pretty neutral on this month, as I am with every month that is not December, but this year, I am so excited for it.

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One special thing is happening this month which I will share once it does and that’s a major part of why I’m so excited but I’m also thrilled because October is over and with it went one of the most stressful parts of my final year in law school. A little over a week ago, I advocated in my mock trial!

[you do two per year- one as instructing counsel and one as advocating counsel. You get paired with a partner who will be your co-advocate and co-instructing for the two trials. Advocating counsel does the talking- opening/closing speeches and questioning of witnesses, addressing the Court etc; Instructing counsel takes careful notes for and helps advocating counsel while the advocates are on their feet . There are more duties leading up to the actual trial but I’m speaking of duties on the day of trial.]

Me and fellow counsels for my mock trial. (Not pictured- the stress we just got off our backs)
Me and fellow counsels for my mock trial. (Not pictured- the stress we just got off our backs)

I am so relieved I can’t even put it into words.This was legitimately one of the things I dreaded most about my time at the law school, particularly since I don’t plan to litigate (that’s a story for another time). To get it out of the way- especially so early in the year- was a blessing!

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I felt so free afterwards, you’d think I was done with school but it was something remarkable to face one of my fears and see that I could come through with little bruising (and 6 more grey hairs but who’s counting).

I now feel less guilty about reading non-law related material and more importantly about writing. I feel unrestricted in pursuing my other interests and discovering new passions.

On the writing front, I have decided that I need to really look at it like a job and treat it as one since I want to have a career as a writer. This becomes funny when I connected it to a conversation I had with Mr. D. The conversation led to me taking a stroll along the internet and finding this little gem. It brings new meaning to “dressing for the job you want” and I must say I love it.

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Great minds, I tell you.
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Does your dream job have a particular dress code? Is it a selling point for you? Tell me in the comments.

With this, I bid you Nasmaniacs adieu. I hope November is fantastic for all of us.

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August Favorites in September [Video]

August was very good to me. And I tell you why in this video.

It took a month to finally edit and then upload this and it took a couple more days to post it to the blog. I have GOT to do better. But to be fair, I had some technical issues with my pc and that accounted for some of the delay. Anyhoo, here are four of my favorite (read: favourite) things or moments from the month of August.

I hope you like it!

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