Monthly Archives: March 2009

Brazen Careerists are amazing


So what the H E double thunder am I thinking to be joining their network?  My blogging is far from the level that they write at.  I read their blogs every day.  They are amazing, insiteful, intellectual.  Not just that, they have something to write about and they do it well. What am I doing???

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Wear Sunscreen


So, I’m stretching after working out and I’m listening to my ipod and the song that came on was perfect.  I’ve had this song since Frosh year of college.  I remember.  Stuck on campus for ballet rehearsals over spring break and my friend sat at my computer downloading a song and it was this one.  It has the pacifying yet support that I need right now.  I wanted to insert the mp3 file, but since I have to buy a space upgrade in order to upload music files and I don’t want *cough* can’t *cough* to spend my money right now, that will have to wait.  So, here are the lyrics instead (very anti-climatic, I must add).

“Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97
Wear Sunscreen

If I could offer you only one tip for the future,
sunscreen would be it.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists,
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience
I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh nevermind,
you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way you can’t grasp now, how much possibility lay before you
and how fabulous you really looked,
you are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future, or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you

Sing

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts,
don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss

Don’t waste your time on jealousy, sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind,
the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults,
if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life,
the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22
what they wanted to do with their lives,
some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t,
Maybe you’ll divorce at 40,
Maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary
What ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can, don’t be afraid of it,
or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Brother and sister together we’ll make it through
Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you’ve been hurtin, but I’ve been waitin’ to be there for you
And I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings, they are the best link to your past
and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get,
the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard,
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander,
you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young
prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia,
dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off,
painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen

Brother and sister together we’ll make it through
Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you’ve been hurtin, but I’ve been waitin’ to be there for you
And I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can
Everybody’s free oh yeah
Everybody’s free oh yeah”

Thank you, Baz Luhrman!!!

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Tears of frustration


“If someone had told my my freshman year of college that later in life I would be going to law school, I would have laughed until tears were rolling down my cheeks.”  That is how my law school personal statement starts (for now, I’m only on version one).  However, at this moment, those tears of laughter have turned to tears of frustration.

I was a good student in high school.  I took AP classes, studied hard, did extra credit work, and worried about my GPA.  I went to college and, well, fell off the wagon, I guess you would say.  I knew I should study more, and I would be good about for a few classes and then it would die down again and my grades reflect it.  I was so focused on being a ballet dancer and I was mental done with school, that I didn’t care.  I had no intention of going to grad school and ballet companies don’t care what grades you got in college. I didn’t understand that these things can come back to haunt you later.  I wish I could go back and change it, but I can’t.

So, now this ball-and-chain is also a hurdle to over come. I know that I can overcome it with hard work and a stellar score on the LSAT and a great personal statement and all of that.  But it is still frustrating.  To know that I am applying for something I really want and I know is the right thing for me to be doing, but I am ready have a check mark against me.  A huge red check-mark.  Maybe I should make one out of felt and pin it to my clothes Nathaniel Hawthorn style. To know that this is a profession where the school you go to matters, where doors are opened based on your school and your class rank at that school and who you know.  Now things will be harder, because the top school probably won’t even look at me.  Doesn’t matter that they have programs I want to be involved in or that I could contribute so much to their student body. My numbers don’t fit their formula and so, I am out.  Something that was several years ago and I can no longer change will have a big influence on my future and I am stuck with it.  That is frustration right there.  Textbook definition.  So, I sit here, pouring my heart out through my fingers, trying to put the immense amount of frustration and pain that I feel right now into words.  To somehow articulate it and wondering if anyone will even read this.  Can anyone else feel the pain?

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I have a personal cheer squad!


So, today I met with a professor to chat about the big, scary law school and how to wade through all of the information out there and not get bogged down by it all.  Especially for me, an A-type personality, who easily succumbs to sensory overload and can be found in a corner in the fetal position, to have someone to light the path once in awhile is an amazing thing.  If let to my own devices, I would probably try to apply to every school just to ensure that I was to get in somewhere.  I get too caught up in the numbers of UGPA and LSAT (which is very important) and forget about all the other things that I have done and the great traits that I embody.  The chat with this professor was amazing.  I was open and honest and he gave me amazing feedback.  He is rooting for me.  Just to hear those words has immense pacifying abilities. I know how to start my personal state and how to progress with it.  I have my list of schools picked out.  I know when would be the best time for me to take the LSAT and send in my applications.  Amazing!  I am loving it! (sorry, McD, I am borrowing your phrase for tonight).  He actually said he is rooting for me.  I have my own cheer squad forming.  Anyone else want to join??!!!

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Hello world!


Ok people. I felt it was time to get serious about my blogging and and thus I needed a serious site.  Actually, I just wanted a change of venu…and so, here I am now with a new blog site where you can still follow my journey to law school….which has just gotten tougher after completely blowing tonight’s final.  Hooray!!!

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