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State of the Blog: Somebody Needs a Break

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Finals was long.  You forget how terrible it is having your entire grade hinge on a single exam.  Returning to school–esp. something as uniquely grueling as law school–has been a very humbling experience.  And I am mentally drained from it.

I’ve spent the past three hours sitting in front of my laptop thinking, “I know there’s an idea in here somewhere!”  But, there’s not.

I think the only thing to do is call it quits for tonight.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a morning post, the weekly reading (because there were some good ones this week) and a happy hour.  Then, I’ll be off until Tuesday.  Hopefully by then, I’ll have something that vaguely looks like inspiration.

See you tomorrow.  xo, Belle

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    18 comments

  1. Michelle says:

    Been there! Take time to recharge. You’ve earned it.

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  2. Mel says:

    Congrats on finishing your first semester. It gets significantly better from here.

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  3. Mrs. Type A says:

    Yay! Congrats. It DOES get better. 1L year is the worst when it comes to exam anxiety and grade fear.

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  4. s says:

    congrats on being done with your first semester.

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  5. Meghan says:

    Hang in there! Totally know the mental draining feeling so can only imagine how you are feeling with all the studying!!

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  6. AP says:

    Congratulations! It would be great if you could do another broadcasting style post (Olivia, Claire or Sloan) providing sources from new fall store inventory that help one get the look on the non-Dior budget.

    August 27, 2014/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I’ll put that on the list.

      August 27, 2014/Reply
      • R says:

        Could you also put on your list to ask your readers what books they like? You did this a few years ago, and I picked up some great books from it.

        August 28, 2014/Reply
        • Belle says:

          Sure, I can do that.

          August 28, 2014/Reply
    • AR says:

      Ditto to this but also: the ladies from the show Suits! Hang in there with the finals… the first set are the worst. Law school gets more tolerable each year. And for what it’s worth, as much as I hated the entire process, I love my job and am so glad I went!

      August 28, 2014/Reply
  7. Annie says:

    Congrats. Agree with those above, law school really does get better after 1L.

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  8. YouSaucyMinx.com says:

    Congratulations! And seriously, there are days when your brain is just DONE, and the only thing to do is pour a glass of wine and stair at the ceiling and do NOTHING for a while. Don’t feel guilty, you earned i!

    http://www.yousaucyminx.com

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  9. KJW says:

    I always love your cocktail dress finds! Enjoy your break

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  10. Lexi says:

    Congrats! Congrats on getting through finals, your first semester and making such a big change in your life and taking us along with you. And thanks for your blog, it’s a bright spot in my routine.

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  11. rar says:

    Congrats on finishing your first semester! I remember how terrible law school finals were. Nothing like college (tear)!

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  12. styledbykdg says:

    I went to law school after spending a number of years in the work force after college and it is a real psychological adjustment process – I have been impressed with your ability to maintain they level of your blog during your 1L year. Go you!

    August 27, 2014/Reply
  13. Buckeye says:

    You rock. Just hang in there! 1L is a grueling year, but the doggedness that you show in running this blog will absolutely translate in law school. It’s a rough road, but you’ll get through! We are all rooting for you!

    August 28, 2014/Reply
  14. DontBlameTheKids says:

    Ahhh, 1L. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Nope. It was just the worst. But congrats on getting through the first round!

    August 28, 2014/Reply