I realize that we are still 4 months from January 1st. However, in light of the beginning of a new week, I find it appropriate and necessary to make some resolutions.
I made several discoveries this past weekend as I evaluated last week. First off, while the course load did not stress me out, I think my subconscious was a lot more stressed than I realized. As a result, I got to Friday night and I was completely worn out. Secondly, I was reminded how much of an introvert I really am. New situations and lots of people really overwhelm me, which I think contributed to my utter exhaustion.
In light of those discoveries, here are my resolutions for this week:
(1) I will stop being afraid of my civil procedure professor and having panic attacks in the middle of class about my phone. I will be extremely careful not to break the rules, and will make sure that my phone is turned off and/or in my locker. However, beyond that, I will stop wasting energy worrying about it.
(2) I will stop stressing out when people talk about the grading curve (where only a certain number of A's are given out, and someone HAS to flunk), exams, outlines, etc. Since we are all 1Ls (first-year law students), nobody knows what they are talking about. Therefore, I will restrain my competitive side and rest in the fact that I can only do my
best – beyond that, God is in control.
(3) When, for my sanity, I need to get away and be by myself, I will not feel guilty about that fact. I will be friendly to others, but I will not feel obligated to hang out if I don’t want to or need some quiet time.
(4) I will make every moment one for worshipping (going back to the theme song from Steven Curtis Chapman).
As I was perusing facebook tonight (AFTER I had done my homework!), I found this video on a friend’s profile…and I LOVE it. This is going to be my new morning routine.
"I like law school! I like my professors! Contracts class is great!"...