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State of the Blog: Raising the Bar

There are two weeks until the bar exam.  This would be known as ‘crunch time.’  And, of course, just as we enter crunch time, I catch a cold.  This is not helping my anxiety.

I like to blog in my study breaks, but I won’t be able to put together multi-hour blocks of blogging time the way I have up until this point.  For the rest of the week, there will be Ask Belle queries and shorter posts.  (I’ll reassess this weekend whether I have time to make some more in-depth posts.)  So if you have questions for Ask Belle, please send them to capitolhillstyle (at) gmail (dot) com.

xoxo, Belle



  1. Emily says:

    Best of luck!!

    February 6, 2017/Reply
  2. Christine says:

    You’ve got this!

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  3. Tina Utset says:

    Good luck Belle!!!

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  4. Britt says:

    Wishing you the best of luck – you’re in the home stretch!

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  5. Kateleen says:

    I’m rooting for you, Abra! Good luck on the multiple choice questions!

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  6. Crystal says:

    Good luck, Belle! Just keep grinding through the multiple choice questions, outlining essay questions (and reading the proposed responses), and skimming over your outlines. You’ll do great. (What state are you taking?)

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  7. Liz says:

    Good luck!

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  8. Meghan says:

    Sending lots of positive vibes your way. 🙂

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  9. Jenn says:

    Good luck! Don’t forget, it’s just a licensing exam. You need to pass, not get an A. This was a huge thug for me to realize while I drove myself crazy studying. 🙂 You got this!

    February 7, 2017/Reply
    • Jenn says:

      Thing not thug. Oy.

      February 7, 2017/Reply
  10. Monica T. says:

    Good luck Belle!

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  11. Kate says:

    Good luck! Remember to breathe and that in two weeks it will be behind you. You are amazing and nothing that happens in those 2 (or 3) days will change that.

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  12. Taryn says:

    Good luck!! Sending you lots of positivity to get you through the last couple of weeks. The hardest thing for me was the apprehension, you just have to remember that you don’t have to ace it, just pass it.

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  13. Jess says:

    Good luck! You’re going to crush.

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  14. Kayleigh says:

    Best of luck and remember that all the hard work you have put forth during this time will carry you through. And don’t worry, you will black out most of the awful experience! Also, practice wearing earplugs for extended periods of time if you haven’t already. 1,000s of computers typing will surely drive you a bit bonkers and you’ll want to make sure the earplugs don’t distract you.

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  15. Sarah says:

    Break a leg. Study and take care of yourself. I wouldn’t really worry about anything else until it is over!

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  16. A says:

    Go, study, ignore us and best of luck

    February 7, 2017/Reply
  17. Anon says:

    You seem to get sick a lot- is it because of stress? Take care of yourself!

    February 8, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      It’s been a problem my whole life. I was born premature, so my lungs are easily weakened.

      February 8, 2017/Reply