I had my annual with my GYN today (before anyone gets the wrong idea about this post, I’m fine). She’s a spaz in some ways, but she’s thorough and straight-forward and she takes the time to answer questions even when they are not in her specific specialty (like the “any suggestions for adult acne?” I asked her today–she took 10 minutes to answer!). As she does every year, she asked if there were any changes in my life, health, etc. and when I told her about law school, she was so enthusiastic, I about fell off the table! She asked about my personal life (well, she is a GYN, of course) and then took my BP. It was its usual 108/65 or so. She said how amazing that was considering the amount of stress I must be under. Then she looked at my weight and noted that I had lost weight from the previous year (I should hope so–I had never been as heavy!). Again she said that made me unusual (in a good way) since most (80%) of her patients in my age bracket put on weight every year now.
So, I’m a smart, healthy, (mostly) fit, somewhat acne-plagued, successful, stress-filled, middle-aged woman. Joy.
The stress from school is mostly manageable. Today we had Torts and, as opposed to last Friday where I felt mostly lost even though I had read the cases, I only flubbed on one point. In fact, I think I understood things better than many of my classmates. Hope so.
Tomorrow is CivPro and Legal Skills and Property and Torts tutoring. I know I’m ahead of the game in Property these days because we’re talking about buying real estate and having been through the process once, a lot of the info is redundant. Legals Skills will be talking about Oral Arguments–no big whoop. Civ Pro is a pile of learning, though–Discovery rules. There is a lot to know there. My book is filled with margin notes.
Then tomorrow evening there is a workshop for the Oral Advocacy competition we have to participate in as a part of Legal Skills. I should be home by 9 or so.
Thursday I’m going to an APA/ASMP photo event. Another late night. And an appointment during the day to boot, and Contracts and Contracts tutoring.
Friday it’s Torts again, and Property and Property tutoring. Then I think I shall collapse.
If this is success, it sure is a hell of a lot of work.