Saturday, August 28, 2010

i'm a hairless cow. or that's what google told me.

hokay, so here's the deal.  i just finished week deux of law school (law school is also know as - i'm going to not only take all of your money, but i am going to deprive you of any and all sleep, make you carry 4.36 million pound case books, stand up in class and recite one of the 7.83 million cases i assigned you the night before all while making you develop a stomach ulcer and hair loss due to stress)

i'm essentially going to school six days a week, thanks to these "highly recommended/basically mandatory" saturday seminars.  let's just say i've gone from having a very limited life to a non-existent life.  my limited human interaction involves teaching my 11th grade girls sunday school class sunday mornings.  (p.s. do any of y'all have 16-17 year old girls or know any 16-17 year old girls?  they are hysterical.  and chatty.  like even more chatty than i get when i ramble on to you guys in my post.  i've been blessed with a great group of about ten girls this school year, so i'm excited to see how the year goes.)

i guess i can't say it's all bad, though.  i'm really, really loving the actual content of what i'm learning and how to actually apply the law.  my passion for the law and and understanding it has only increased, so thank sweet Jesus i'm good at identifying my own interests.  you'd be shocked to know, quite a few people start law school and quit after the first week or semester saying, "this crap wasn't what i signed up for."  it's intense, suffice it to say.

that being said, i miss you all like cuhrazy.  i'll try to make the rounds when i can and i hope everyone is doing well.

let me leave you with this - when i typed in the word "stress" in google images, this is what i came up with.  weird.  i think google is trying to tell me something, and i'd be stupid not to listen since google and wikipedia are pretty much geniuses and right all the time.



i feel google may be predicting what i'm going to look like by the end of the year - a cow with no hair.
Meredith

30 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

I love teenagers!!! I teach high school and those little monsters crack me up every single day. :) What a fascinating age. So exciting that you just started law school (even if it is crazy-making) . . . but that hairless dog (Chinese Crested Something?) is FREAKY. I encountered one in Georgia in June and it pretty much gave me the heebie jeebies. :|

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

The picture on the right was me after my first year of law school. Just WAIT til you study for the bar (heh heh heh, evil laugh). ( : Glad you like it so far (as best as one can) and are doing well. Hang in there! - J

Krista said...

the real question we all REALLY want to know, is what's happening to poor baby Bailey?

Cathy said...

First, you are obviously the magical flying dolphin, not a hairless cow, so get that thought out of your head.
Second, yay for you for finding your passion in life. Very exciting. Keep it up girl, you're going to rule the world one day!

MiMi said...

It's awesome that you LOVE what you are learning! That will make you an excellent lawyer, chica! :)

Ams said...

Hahah those pictures are awesome!!

I am so glad that so far you are at least half-way enjoying what you are learning... that is key.
I can't imagine doing what you are doing but good for you!

And I am even more excited that you have such a great Sunday School class :) That is great!!

*Hugs*
And miss you!
xo

Kristin said...

That's hilarious where google sent you! Hope you're hanging in ok! I miss you here in blogland - especially since I just met you before your big life changes, and we never got to become BFFs :-) Hope you're getting a little R&R this weekend! Hugs, ~Kristin from Windy Poplars

Bathwater said...

:( I'm sure you have the determination to finish what you've started. Though it will mean not time for fun.

Lynn said...

I know you'll do great but it makes me tired just to think about going to school now.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm glad to hear that you're doing well in school though!!!

Mon Cheri said...

haha this made me laugh, funny pictures <3

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jayme said...

who is meredith and how did she end up in my reader? buahaha, just kidding my love!! i remember you! :) i've been crazy busy with work and grad school too so i totally understand your lack of life! anyways, keep us updated that you're still alive and kickin! hope all is well and hopefully one day you can be my lawyer!! xo dollface!

Mariposa said...

i've really enjoyed reading your blog! hang it there, i'm praying for you!! :)

Shelley said...

You're doing great! Keep it up, if it's what you love!!

Salt said...

Hey friendy!!! I'm so glad you stopped through to post something so that we all know that you are alive and well.

You are awesome. I'm so glad everything is going well even if you are a bit on the busy side. xoxoxo

Tamara Nicole said...

Hang in there dear! :-) It'll all be worth it right?!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

You're awesome! Wish I had the balls to become a lawyer! ;)

jessalyn said...

trifecta syngery. i used that cow dolphin pic like way back in the day before anyone read my blog. clearly we share the same brain. except yours is the smart law school part of the brain and mine is the dumb drink beer and stare at my sparkles 23 hours a day part.

hang in there love bug. we need your lawyer-ness in the trifecta so we can take over the world.

Allyson said...

I imagine that even if you ended up looking like a cow with no hair, you would still be GORGEOUS! I have a friend in Law School now, just finishing his last year, I think. And yep it's intense. And the only way he can relieve his tension is to make lawyer jokes, which none of us get. But he seems to be enjoying it, too. Congrats to you for figuring out what would make you happy and going after it! That takes courage. And lots and lots of caffeine! Thanks for popping in! It's good to see you in my Google Reader again!

hotpants™ said...

Google can be pretty random. I'm glad you checked in with us. Good luck with your studies, girlfriend.

SurferWife said...

Hello hunny bunny. We miss you, too!!

I need to show Haley these pictures. She will LOVE them.

Kristin said...

I met one of my best friends when she was in law school. I know how taxing it is! But the good part is, you're diggin' it! Keep on kickin' arse and takin' names lady!

Blicious said...

Congrats on your second week!!!!

xoxo
b

Blicious said...

Congrats on your second week!!!!

xoxo
b

Southern Bride Magazine said...

How funny!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Keep up the great work girl - you're going to do BIG BIG THINGS!!!!

Young girls are a bit crazy aren't they? My boyfriend's little sister is 6 going on 25!! I'm convinced of this!

Learning about something that you are passionate about is so rewarding - good for you for finding your calling!! oxox

~KS said...

Thos pictures are CRAZY funny. Hahahaha... seriously. The first year of law school made me mad. As in loco crazy mad. And angry too. So mad in every sense of the word. Worst year of my life... but the best at the same time. It's torture. Way too much work. Draining. Tiring. Frustrating as HELL. But there are these moments... moments when you finally understand what the issue in the case really was. Moments when your memo actually starts to follow CREAC or IRAC and it makes sense. Moments where you realize you CAN do this- moments when you realize you're gonna make one hell of a lawyer someday. Or when you know you'll be able to use this newfound knowledge to help someone. Those moments, although few and far between in your 1L year.... well, hang on tight to those. They make the ride worth it.
And it gets easier- I cross my heart and promise :)

Olivia RPS said...

i hope you're having a wonderful time :)
Olivia x
www.something-like-roses.blogspot.com

Toyin O. said...

Good luck with your studies.

http://youcanfacetodaybecausehelives.blogspot.com

loveable_homebody said...

Ah, you so wonderfully articulated one of the main reasons I would never do that kind of grad school. I applaud you for taking the challenge, though! It's good that you have this blog to vent in and find support.

The picture of the cow and the dolphin kills me.