Jan 07 2013
i hate making new year’s resolutions. they never stick, they’re always overreaching, hence - i don’t make them. however, i still think it’s a good idea to have goals for yourself, and i might as well post them on here. writing them out and posting them on the internet (where things can never really be erased) is probably a good way to keep myself accountable.
goal one. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2. this year, i will make an even bigger effort to place others before me. it’s too easy getting caught up in your own life, particularly when things get tough and stressful. i genuinely believe that the more you base the measure of happiness on your own personal desires, the more unhappy you will be. thus, being less selfish can only bring good things to both your own life and others.
goal two. live in the present. i’m the first to admit i suck at doing this. whether it’s worrying about the future or reminiscing about the past, i tend to completely ignore the present. very stupid thing to do, i must say. not only will i strive to live in the present this year, but i will force myself to enjoy what is currently going on, even if i don’t seem to like it (ahemlawschoolahem).
goal three. learn / explore a new hobby. this involves getting off my bum and actually doing something new once in a while (and not sitting at my desk watching reruns of The Inbetweeners, as much as i love that show). once school ends and work starts, i know i will have even less personal time to figure this out, so i really must find some hobby i enjoy this year. i refuse to allow stress and being busy to serve as excuses for not having any hobbies!
it’s going to be a good year for everyone, i can feel it. 2013, don’t let me down!
Oct 01 2012
World of Colour - Disney California Adventure.
too many things have changed since i’ve last posted here. i can’t believe i’m already knee-deep into my second year of law school. i haven’t updated in almost a year because i didn’t know what to post on here that wasn’t going to bore people to death (contracts? property? ethics? people don’t usually find law school subjects amusing). however, there are a couple of thoughts i wanted to get off my chest.
things that you might not know: big law (aka large, often international law firms with 500+ attys) recruits associates through their summer class. the summer class is picked the year before, often in August during something called OCI (on campus interviews). hence, interviews take place August 2012 for summer positions for 2013, and then if everything goes well, it leads to a permanent offer for post-graduation 2014 (around Sept/Oct, after you’ve taken the Bar and had some time off).
things that you probably know: the economy sucks right now. jobs are hard to come by.
therefore: job prospects are slim; it’s predicted that about 50% of law school grads are going to be jobless. and of course, most will carry debt (~$200k by the time they graduate). even those at top tier law schools aren’t 100% safe anymore.
i’ve heard one too many person talk about how depressed they are because of job prospects, and how not getting a job means that life is effectively over. that really bothers me. life is certainly NOT over if you do not get a job during your 2nd year of law school. hell, even if it’s your 3rd year, it’s still not over. there are so many other opportunities out there, and it just saddens me to see people who think that life is just about finding a $160k job. yes, you might be stuck with large student loans to pay off, and you may not immediately find the job you want. but does that really mean life is over? does that mean anyone who ever transferred schools, moved to another company, or started a new career has failed? NO.
if not getting a job post-school is the worst thing that’s ever happened to you in your lifetime, consider yourself lucky. there are much worse things in life that occur! thank your lucky stars for what you already have, and keep your chin up.
everything happens for a reason. you just don’t know what it is yet.
Dec 06 2011
"Remember, God’s delays are not God’s denials."
Nov 14 2011
Nov 07 2011
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Mar 15 2011
"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."
Dec 01 2010
Happy first day of Advent!
i hope that everyone enjoys a wonderful December and holiday season this year! i feel like this has been such a crazy year - new friendships, new jobs, graduation, LSATs, law school apps, rebuilding relationships…it’s been nuts! but i wouldn’t have it any other way.
anyway, keeping in sync with the theme of my blog posts for this month…
“I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.” - 1 John 2:12
Nov 02 2010
i can’t believe it’s already November. holy crap. i barely got to live my summer and now it’s almost the holiday season??
there are a couple of things i still need to do before the year is over - NY’s resolutions that i must accomplish! haha.
and really…why is sneaking around so exciting?
Sep 26 2010
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Aug 09 2010
on top of Tour Eiffel during my trip to Paris with Emily.
(Day 07 ~ A photo that makes you happy.)
Aug 05 2010
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.
Love the ones who don’t just because you can.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
God never said life would be easy.
He just promised it would be worth it."
Day 05 ~ Your Favourite Quote