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The past few months have gone relatively well. My main focus at the moment is diligently studying for the upcoming Vermont Bar exam, a two day exam that will take place at the end of this month. For the past few weeks I've managed to study between four and seven hours (with five being the general average) for six days a week. I take Sundays off to veg a bit. Unlike the last time I went through this process I am feeling far less overwhelmed and my anxiety is largely manageable.

It helps that I am working at my own pace and was able to start the process earlier than I did the last go round. It also helps that I am far more aware of what works well for me and what doesn't, and able to adjust my study plans accordingly. Plus I'm generally in a better place of health than I was several years ago when I was preparing for the Virginia exam. So all very good things.

It has meant that I have not been able to be all that social online or off as I tend to have very little in the way of spoons or brain power at the end of the day. But I have been trying to keep up with all my lovely friends here, even if I'm not able to comment as much as I'd like.

I am very much looking forward to being done with this process. I have a stack of books that I'm eager to dive into (including "Karen Memory" by Elizabeth Bear, "Under the Mink" by Lisa E. Davis, "Three Parts Dead" by Max Gladstone, and "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik). I'd also like to finally get around to finishing "The Martian," which I have enjoyed so far. But for a few weeks more I will continue to imprint as much law on my memory as possible (I rather feel like legal theories are ready to start dribbling out my ears at this point), and do lots of practice questions in prep for the exam. Much love to all.

Date: 2016-02-07 01:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shanaqui
Karen Memory is such fun! I need to get round to Uprooted, too.

Date: 2016-02-08 03:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jelazakazone
Good to hear from you. Sounds like things are going well!

Date: 2016-02-08 03:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jelazakazone

I haven't seen Liz recently either. I'm so GD busy. Or else hiding. <3 I am barely even updating here any more. I just feel so overwhelmed. I was thinking I'd do an update today, and then I climbed into bed and all motivation left me. But I just got into a Gallery show! I will update tomorrow. Promise.

Date: 2016-02-08 03:55 am (UTC)
jelazakazone: black squid on a variegated red background (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelazakazone

I posted a few pictures on Instagram. Can talk about it more tomorrow.

Date: 2016-02-08 05:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lizcommotion


good luck with the bar!

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