State of the Blog: Burnt Out


I am thoroughly burned out.  Trying to finish law school in two years may have been the dumbest thing I’ve ever done, or the smartest.  With just one month left, I’m collapsing.

I need some sleep and a very big cocktail.

I’ll be back tomorrow.

xoxo, Belle



  1. heatherskib says:

    If you were further south I’d suggest some toes in the sand… Get rested, feel better, and we’ll see you soon!

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  2. Kristen says:

    Girl, listening to yourself and actually doing what needs to be done, was one of my hardest learned lessons this past year. Take all the time you need! #girlboss #burnout #selfcare #selflove

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  3. Jennifer P says:

    You can do it! 🙂 Enjoy your cocktail!

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  4. Kate says:

    Belle, having gone through law school in three years, I am amazed at all you do. The end is in sight. You can do it!

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  5. Crystal says:

    I can’t imagine completing law school in just two years, you crazy, successful woman! Congrats — you’re almost there.

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  6. Jenn S. says:

    Take some time for self-care – no one would begrudge you of that.

    Less than a month, though! Hang in there.

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  7. Annie says:

    You got this.

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  8. Monica says:

    Take care of yourself, and go get em!

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  9. Jill says:

    Take a whole week off! You deserve it! Your readers will be here when you return — we promise.

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  10. Tazzy says:

    Take a week off your fans will understand!!

    April 12, 2016/Reply
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  11. Nicole says:

    We totally understand. You’re so close to the end! Taking some time for self care is necessary and well deserved, and it’s a good reminder to us all that we can’t take care of other things that are important to us without taking care of ourselves first. Enjoy that cocktail and that sleep, you’ve more than earned both. I second Jill’s comment; we’ll be here when you return, even if you give yourself more than a day off. Xoxo

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  12. Em in Paris says:

    Take good care of yourself Belle! You totally deserve your break.

    We will miss you, but we’ll still be here when you’re back.


    April 12, 2016/Reply
  13. Lynn says:

    Take all the time you need! I do not know how you’ve kept everything going for all this time – you are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing it all with us. I agree with the above sentiments: we’ll be here when you get back. Just hold on a little bit longer – You’re almost there!

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  14. Lauren says:

    I agree with the above, you’re an inspiration and must be incredibly strong, mentally and emotionally, to get through law school in two years, run an incredible blog, and who knows what else! I hope you have a wonderful celebration planned at the end for yourself 🙂

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  15. Liz says:

    So proud of you! I am an Elementary school Principal and just love your blog! Take your time, rest, and congrats on finishing!

    April 12, 2016/Reply
  16. AAR says:

    Fellow 3L here, Belle. Good luck, and stay strong! We’re almost there–“there” being a lifetime of hard work 😉

    April 13, 2016/Reply
  17. ag says:

    The third year is a complete waste of time. Doing it in two years is best.

    April 13, 2016/Reply