Long time no see!

I have been checking OTHER people's blogs, but not updating my own. So...here's my update.

Life right now consists of Bar Review. Lots and lots of Bar Review. And I'm a day behind, so, while BC is driving down to see me, I'm sitting here trying to catch up. Got about...mmmm....7 hours of work to do!

Also, I found a place to live! Its a super cute townhouse, and we get to move in on Wednesday. I'm so excited!!!

Besides that, I'm just excited to be celebrating a fun holiday weekend! There will be a beach trip scheduled in there for sure, pretty excited about that :) LOVE living near the beach again!!!


Totally Over

Well its officially over. I traded 3 years of legal nonsense for my 15 seconds of glorious recognition.

I walked across the stage around 11 this morning, officially ending my law school career. I must say, its been a crazy 3 years. Honestly, I feel like nothing even happened. Like those 3 years were a blur. At the very same time, I can randomly pick out different things in my brain, different moments from those three years.

I guess you don't know how you will deal with certain situations until you get there. I was in a really bad mood this weekend. Like, the whole weekend. I guess it all should have been a joyous occasion, but it really wasn't for me for some reason. I was so ready do be done and gone, I couldn't stand it. Honestly, I didn't start to feel like myself again until we were about 2 hours out of town and finally stopped to eat lunch around 3.

I think what's throwing me for a loop, is the lack of stability in the next couple of months. Yes, I will be studying for the Bar. But apparently I am working too. I have no idea what that will entail. Also, BC will be moving to FL.  We have to find somewhere to live, but neither of us have any money (yet) and we haven't found any places. He's supposed to come down next week to go look at some places. The plan is to make a decision NEXT WEEK so we can go ahead and move in and be done! I think once he is here with me, and we have a schedule, I will feel MUCH more settled.

In other news, my parents bought me a beautiful Sorrelli necklace for graduation! I love it!

All in all I'm glad this chapter is closed....and I'm ready to move on to the next one!!


1 more day...

Judge shows get me through the day....

that's all.

Tomorrow is my last final....

and then I'm a law school graduate! WOOHOO!!

I have to share some beauty advice. Most people in America have already heard about these, but I feel like they have been revamped in my life recently:
People, seriously. Get on this train!

I have been fortunate throughout my life to not struggle with a great deal of facial/skin issues. But I still take care to wash my face, use moisturizer, etc., all those good things the Clinique lady tells you to do. However, let me just tell you, these little strips work magic! 

When they first came on the market, I bought them, and they HURT when you took them off your nose. Like, I almost cried when I tried to take one off my nose. Recently I decided to give them another shot. They are now officially part of my beauty routine. 

If you are skeptical, think about this: ever thought you had big pores? Just a facial scrub may not cut it. You need to clean your pores out. Why you ask? Clogged pores can actually STRETCH them out, making them look even bigger than they should!! And if for no other reason but smaller pores....its the best $6 you'll ever spend :)


1 down, 1 to go!

Ah the proverbial exam count-down post. Wills and Trusts is officially done, and I don't want to think about that class anymore! I have one more, Arbitration, next Tuesday. I haven't studied yet because I need a mental breather.

Also, BC was sweet enough to come and stay with me for a while. The previous plan was for us to not see each other until the end of May when we go on vay-cay down south. (Also, please do not spell "vay-cay" like "vaca." In my head, I read that as "vah-cah." And, thanks to my undergraduate basic Spanish, I know that "vaca" means "cow" and I can't take it anymore!)

Well....us being apart lasted about 2 weeks. We had decided his last visit here a couple of weeks ago would be his last visit because I had finals and whatever and needed to focus. Or something like that. But most days consisted of us getting on Skype and me balling my eyes out because I couldn't handle 4 weeks part. Then, my roommate's gf came to visit and hearing them laugh and have fun out in the living room...I just couldn't handle it anymore. So I asked BC if he would be willing to come down for one last visit if I promised to be super thrifty while he was hear and cook and be all domestic-y (we're trying to save money for him moving, being in school, me paying off loans, finding a place to live, blah, blah, blah, woof.) Of course, I wouldn't have to promise anything, I'm pretty sure me being a pitiful baby everyday was enough :) What a sweetheart! Can't wait to be together everyday!

So, while life is SUCKY because of finals, life is also WONDERFUL because I have my love with me, that wasn't originally planned, for a little while. HOWEVER, (TMI alert!) I recently got sick and can't kiss him. It is literally killing me. BUT, I would much rather not be able to kiss him and him be right here, than not be able to and be staring at him over a computer screen......so, there is definitely always a silver lining :)

Well, I'm off to do something productive.......maybe ;)


Happy Mother's Day!

Take time today to call your Mom (or give her a big hug if she is nearby)!

I am so thankful for my Mother and what a wonderful constant she has been in my life! I would be where I am today without her! And a special shout-out to all the wonderful grandmothers, aunts, great-aunts, and cousins I am so blessed to call my family...and to another lady, my soon-to-be mother-in-law, I will soon call family! :)

Happy Mother's Day!


National Train Day

Today is National Train Day!

Don't believe me? Check it out here.

So, this may not be very exciting to most people, but I've never ridden on a train before, but it is actually something I REALLY want to do. I remember one of my law school professors my 1L year telling me that was the most fun, cheapest way to see Europe. This was followed by a speech on how we should do fun things before we get tied down, etc., but now that BC is in the picture, I know I couldn't enjoy a trip like that without him!

With airplane tickets getting cheaper with companies like Southwest, I guess people might not necessarily choose a train ride, but it is definitely on my list of things to do!


National Day of Prayer!

Today is the National Day of Prayer, as enacted by President Truman in 1952. It was originally created specifically to pray to God, but became much more generalized in later years to incorporate more people and more religions.

Unfortunately in 2008, an organization challenged this, and about a month ago a US District Judge ruled that the statute designating this day was unconstitutional. The US Dept. of Justice filed their intent to appeal about a week later.

Regardless of whatever the Court of Appeals ends up saying, we are so fortunate that their ruling does not even matter in our own personal lives!! Every day can be a day of prayer for each of us. We are all so fortunate to live in a country were we can publicly worship and not get in trouble.

Take time today to stop and thank God for the special things He has done in your life!


The Hills and TRHofNY

Well, its time for finals again, and of course that means lots of procrastination and lots of blog posts!

It is the final season for The Hills. Last week was the first episode, and tonight is episode #2 at 9. I have never been a faithful follower, but will totally plop down on the couch on Saturday and spend a whole day catching up on like 3 or 4 seasons at a time. I must say though, I am totally making time in my Tuesday night for this show now! Esp since Heidi went nuts, LC is gone, Audrina still has the drunk eyes, LO is back to being a reoccurring character like Laguna Beach, and Kristin is now the main character/narrator and is, so far, exhibiting some pretty out-there behaviors.

I also am going to start making time for the Real Housewives of NY on Thursdays. Those women are c-ra-zy and totally act like backstabbing 14-year-old girls, but it is hilarious and I can't stop watching!! My favorite part is when, and they all do this, one of them will expect everyone else to fall all over themselves apologizing for what they did, but when that one person does the exact same thing, the response is "oh, they'll get over it."

What can I say...I am definitely a fan of reality tv!!!


New toy!

I am the proud new owner of a MacBook Pro!

I'm so excited and I can't wait to learn everything!! :)