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

5 Things! Post 100! New Year’s

1. I still start posts with “Wow. How do I start this?”. Beginnings aren’t always easy. Writers know this. Sometimes your beginning unfolds at the end of the story. I think that’s pretty awesome- writers are time travelers. I thought about saying writers invented time travel but I dare not upset scientists for the sake of a joke. I rang in 2014 with friends I loved- we broke plates and danced and laughed and promised this year we’d leave the crappiest parts of 2013 behind, frolic and flourish like no year before. Well…. we did do all that …eventually but I don’t think we knew just how different 2014 was going to end from how it started. Still, with how amazing it is for me right now, in this moment- as I write this post with a little over 6 hours left in the year- I think we brought in this year in the best style. I look back at pictures from the past 365 1/4 days and I am content.

2. I tweeted this year: “I think I’ll end up with a writer” because some spirit passed through me telling me that. I’m now engaged to a Read More

Anxiety Sucks. Seven stories. BETMB (T- 7 days)

This post is a heavy one. I enlisted the help of 6 other women to help spread awareness about something as real as any chronic illness but which often times gets downplayed- anxiety. All the statistics in the world can’t describe the paralyzing effect of anxiety and many are walking around without any knowledge that they or someone close to them suffers from this. If this post helps even one person, it will have done its job. Italicized are my thoughts during and after an anxiety attack.

(Each woman was asked to write one paragraph. Some wrote more. Some experienced anxiety at the thought of writing about it. I’m grateful each pushed through to share.)

cracked mirror woman anxiety post

1….Ok, here it comes..try to fight it

I’ve always been known as the worry wart. I remember distinctly someone calling me that in the ninth grade. I think, over the years, it accumulated until around my second year in university when shit hit the fan. 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.

Source
Source

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!

Source
Just mocked a trial bout a week ago…|process was kinda stressful but I did it though(8) Source

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.

Great minds, I tell you. Source
Great minds, I tell you.
Source

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.

Featured image Source

Until next post!

ItsNasB on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsnasb

itsnasb on IG: http://instagram.com/itsnasb

itsnasb on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItsNasB

itsnasb on Tumblr: http://itsnasb.tumblr.com/

itsnasb on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ItsNasB

itsnasb on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/itsnasb/

 

 

 

Letting you in.

inside
Source

To slowly let go of fear and pessimism. This is the goal.

The message in the picture seems hopeful, cautious… naive to me. But two of these things aren’t bad to be and there comes a point in life when the last one isn’t an option anymore.

The past will have you feeling like being on the sidelines of your own life, trying to shield yourself from potential harm after being bruised too many times. But that’s the past’s way of sticking with you. Sometimes that protective gear stops some good stuff from getting in. This is my suggestion- let the good stuff in.

Because you can come back from being broken. And you should.

Until next post!

 

ItsNasB on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsnasb

itsnasb on IG: http://instagram.com/itsnasb

itsnasb on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItsNasB

itsnasb on Tumblr: http://itsnasb.tumblr.com/

itsnasb on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ItsNasB

itsnasb on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/itsnasb/