This book. This book. This book. Before reading it, it was a book I was intimidated by and too scared to read because I thought I’d love it and didn’t want to be disappointed. But, I read it and it’s one of my favorite books of all time. Yes, I ordered The Little Friend and The Goldfinch and am anxiously awaiting their arrival.
Today I am sharing my thoughts on The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
I told someone recently that I had plans to go see a live podcast show. They responded, “how very millennial of you.” I laughed and moved along. Truth be told, I was not entirely sure what a live podcast show entailed, but I assumed it was a live version of the show that I listen to every Wednesday. Bad on Paper is a podcast I’ve talked about in this space previously, and it’s a podcast I’ve grown to wholeheartedly love over time. Grace and Becca, the show’s co-hosts, feel like friends who I grab coffee with every Wednesday morning. Their voices accompany me on my morning commute, I laugh with them through a sip of Nespresso, and I’ve heavily debated saving up for a night pillow after weeks of listening to them promise better sleep while simultaneously fighting the crook in my neck from sleeping weirdly. Continue reading “Bad on Paper Live Show – Podcast”→
When I was in my first year of law school, I wrote a post about how the first year after undergrad graduation is really hard. About a month ago, I watched as influencer Brooke Miccio quit her corporate job to become a full-time influencer after only four months in an office. As a viewer of her videos, I witnessed the steady decline of her mental health as she finished college and started working in a new city, only to realize she was lonely, not thriving in the office atmosphere, and feeling generally unhappy with her career. There is a lot of literature available about working a corporate job versus leaving to pursue a passion. At the Bad on Paper live show, there was a lot of talk about what someone should do before taking the leap out of one career and into another. Miccio received a lot of comments on her videos that said something along the lines of “you didn’t stay long enough! You should have given it six months!” She resisted the haters, saying she’s in a unique position to ride the influencer wave until it’s gone and that because she’s been working since high school, she has money saved in case it’s a flop. She also stressed the privileged position she holds, saying she understands not everyone can quit after four months. Continue reading “Adulting Update”→
In August 2016, I moved across the country from California to Virginia to begin law school. I began my journey in a cloud of naiveté, convinced that my experience would be somewhere between Legally Blonde and The Paper Chase. A naturally driven person, I’d worked throughout my academic career and wanted to continue my academic journey at the oldest law school in the country. I had no reason to believe that my successes would be any less than they were in the past. Continue reading “I Passed the Bar Exam! – Some Thoughts”→
I don’t have a Soul Cycle near where I go to school and it’s really hard to motivate myself to work out now because I just compare each work out to a Soul Cycle class. As I’ve discussed on here before, I did Soul Cycle regularly while I was in D.C. last summer, and I fell in love with the workout type. Continue reading “Sweat: creating my own workout playlists”→
I am in my last semester of law school, and even as I type that, I can’t really fathom how it happened. In many ways, it feels like I just started law school. The last three years have gone so so quickly. The last semester of law school feels very different than the last semester of undergrad. I remember being so excited to finish undergrad because I knew exactly what was coming after: I was moving to the east coast for law school. Now, standing in the last semester of law school, I can honestly say I have no idea what is coming next. Continue reading “Read this when: you’re nervous about the future”→
In college, I wasn’t really a big TV person. I pretty much watched Friday Night Lights and Gilmore Girls on rotation. I didn’t have cable or Netflix, so it was hard to watch new shows. In law school, however, I’ve fallen prey to the mindless TV watching before bed habit. It’s the easiest way to unwind after a full day. I wanted to share some shows I’m loving and that I highly recommend. Continue reading “TV Shows to Watch”→
Toward the end of fall semester, I started feeling like I had too much stuff. I think the feeling was exacerbated by also feeling like I didn’t have enough space to adequately store my stuff. Lack of closet space, lack of bins to put miscellaneous items, etc. all contributed to feeling really overwhelmed. Over the last few years, I’ve said I need to go through my closet but just haven’t made the time to do it. Continue reading “Marie Kondo”→