Thursday, July 30, 2009

Drum roll please...

I finished the Bar Exam!!!!

I don't feel like I deserve to fail, but I don't quite feel like I deserve to pass either. It's been a roller coaster for three days, and now I'm numb.

To kick start the emotions again, more drum roll please....

I'm going to Africa for a year!!!! I leave at the end of August, and I'm going to volunteer teach in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while also volunteering in a care center for HIV+ orphans. TOTALLY. STOKED. TOTALLY. TERRIFIED.

Which means it's time to say goodbye to this blog for a while. This is the last blog entry I plan to have on blogspot for at least the next year. If you feel like following my adventures in Africa, you'll have to go here.

If I weren't so bad at goodbyes, I'd make this post a little more sentimental. But growing up a child of divorced long-distance parents has made me really awkward and uncomfortable with goodbyes. So let's leave it at this: I'll see you July of 2010!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Uncle John’s Parting Words of Wisdom

Make sure you get a good night’s sleep because “if your mind is clear, the sh*t will flow.”

See you on the other side of the bar exam!

Friday, July 24, 2009

4 days from today I start the bar exam.
1 week from today I'll be done with the bar exam.

I can't sleep without having nightmares about the bar exam.

I have exciting news about the lengths I've gone to for the purpose of finding a direction for my blog. That'll be released as soon as the bar is over...stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Who's Counting?

$968.00.... Hotel for 4 nights for the duration of the bar exam
$245.00.... Flight to and from San Francisco for the bar exam
$60.00.... Cost of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam
$648.00.... Cost to register for the California Bar Exam
$92.00.... Cost to register for the California Bar
$431.00.... Cost to register for the Moral Character Determination
$3,982.50.... Cost of Bar Review Course for California
$1,250.00.... Cost of the iPod version of Bar Review Course (to study from Denver)

Total: $7,676.50

Waiting from July 29 until November 20 to get my score.... PRICELESS (not in a good way)
Passing the California Bar on the First Try.... PRICELESS (in a good way)

T - 20 days

Monday, July 06, 2009

Back to the grind.

This cover is giving me the post-holiday blues, but I think it's worth sharing anyway. Normally, I really like Greg Laswell, but if I don't switch to more upbeat music soon, I might not make it through to the bar (T - 22 days!!!).