Needless to say I needed help with my weight. More to come later.
Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:
Can you imagine how much less guilt, stress, and frustration you would feel if you could somehow just make yourself do the things you don’t want to do when you are actually supposed to do them? Not to mention how much happier and more effective you would be?
The good news (and its very good news) is that you can get better about not putting things off, if you use the right strategy. Figuring out which strategy to use depends on why you are procrastinating in the first place:
Reason #1 You are putting something off because you are afraid you will screw it up.
I never want to forget this day.
God is so good. God is so GOOD!!
Today I kept one of my promises to my mum. I love her dearly and never want to forget this day.
God is GOOD!!!!!! 💛💙💛💙💛
On my 24th birthday, I found myself again. Pencil skirt and pantyhose, I hopped a cab downtown to meet with lawyers who were board members, to talk about serving the homeless population of DC.
And in the midst of the conversation, I felt like myself again.
Surrounded by people who, yes, are IN law but not talking about law. They’re talking about helping people. They’re making plans and executing them to help people. They are looking to me to be a part of that, because they realize that my passion is TO HELP PEOPLE.
And now I realize it too. It doesn’t matter if it’s intellectual property or criminal law. If doesn’t matter if I stay in DC or VA or even move somewhere new. I just want to help.
Hi. I am Something in law school. And my passion is to help people. Because none of us ever finds as much kindness in this world as we should.
Haha yes vday is my birthday. And I’m excited for the chocolate tomorrow!!!
Happy valentines day to all my readers <3 love you guys xoxo
I. Love. This. Watch it!!
Originally posted on Cupid or Cats:
Rory O’ Neill, AKA “Panti Bliss”, is an Irish drag queen and theatre performer.
A few weeks ago, Panti appeared on an Irish talk show and discussed homophobia in the Irish media, choosing to name some of the worst offenders (notably, those who oppose gay marriage in Ireland).
The people named threatened to sue the Irish broadcaster, RTE, that aired the interview.
RTE subsequently issued an apology to these people and a settlement of €85,000. They also removed that portion of the interview from their online archive.
Needless to say, this has caused outrage among members of the public who felt that Panti’s comments were entirely justified.
A few days ago, Panti came on stage in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and made this impassioned speech about homophobia. It really is fantastic. If you feel so inclined after watching it, I urge you to share it so that it receives the attention is deserves (although it has already clocked up an impressive 300,000 views on YouTube).
Thank you for watching!
On a side-note, I am officially having my laziest day ever. Woo (too lazy to add hoo).
God it’s been forever since I wrote and so much has happened yet to the outsider, it may not seem like much at all. I think it’s best to summarize it and being y’all up to speed.
1) I did my very first moot court oral argument. It went BAD. I need to work on projecting my voice because I turn into a mouse when I hit that podium.
2) saw my boyfriend and mum last weekend to “celebrate” my birthday even though my birthday is actually on valentines day. Why not this weekend? Because of points 3&4.
3) I have to work on my very first appellate brief. I don’t know wtf a table of authorities is supposed to look like but I’m going to find out.
4) I’m trying out for my school’s moot court team which requires us to write a brief. It’s due Monday. I haven’t even read the bloody record yet. Why? Point 5.
5) this week has been a clusterfuck. I have literally been on the go since 3am Monday morning and haven’t had more than seven hours of sleep in the last 2-3 days. I’ve had a ton of reading and things to do and have tried keeping up with all of it by sticking to a tight schedule.
6) schedule is now slightly thrown off because SNOW DAY TOMORROW! Which leads me to the premise of this post.
Currently drinking a cup of “sleepy time” tea with echinacea and it taste amazing… Because I’m tired. Because tomorrow is a snow day and while I realize that every hour counts and that the day off is a precious opportunity to make every single minute count… I’m tired.
A family matter has thrown a curveball at me for next week, bringing my overly picky mother to stay with me for about 24 hours. I have research and secondary sources spilling out of my ears for my appellate brief. My eyes are becoming strained from staring at a computer all. Day. Long.
I’m tired. I haven’t even had time to call the therapists that the school counselor recommended I look into. He sent that list 2 weeks ago.
On the internship hunting front, gotten about 3 responses – a postcard saying my credentials were being reviewed (or something like that), an email response saying they don’t take 1Ls, and an email response saying they weren’t sure if they take 1Ls but was impressed with my writings about IP law and forwarding my info to recruiting. That last one made me do a happy dance for the simple fact that…for once…someone came right out and said, “Nicely done.”
Without seeing my grades and without anything else…
It’s the little compliments, the little recognitions that mean so much. When we law students (of any year) are toiling away, losing sleep, losing track of days or when bill payments are due, and compromising time to wash laundry vs time to read for a class… Two words can make it all worth it. Those two words coming from a partner at a firm that specializes in the area you want to practice…make it all worth it. Almost makes you feel validated for a few hours.
Or maybe it’s the peppermint taste of the tea. Lol
So tonight…in an attempt to restore myself from missing classes, not always finishing work, losing sleep and feeling weary… I’m taking the night for myself. To soothe my body and get sow genuine sleep to rise with the sun tomorrow morning.
We can never forget to take care of our hearts and minds, my lovely followers. Besides that and the merciful grace of God, it’s the only thing that keeps us sane in this crazy life we have chosen that is law.