Happy Monday everyone! I finally took the LSAT this past Saturday and it feels so good to be done with it!!!!! I am pretty sure I got my target score since the test was definitely easier than the previous LSATs I took as practice tests. If I don't get into any schools this year since I'm applying a bit later than normal, I may take it again in June. But for now I'm done! I feel really weird after doing nothing but studying/working for 5 months. I still feel like I have to study or carry around my backpack and heavy LSAT books or that I have to decline every single social invite. When I was just hanging out yesterday, I still had that gnawing feeling that said "I need to study!" since I'm so used to feeling that way. I'm so happy I took Blueprint (read about it here) and that I waited to take the test until I fully mastered the material.
I wanted to cry after taking the test (like right after I finished the writing section) because honestly I have been trying to take this test since I graduated in 2009 and I never had the motivation, drive or energy to take on this beast of a test. I feared it and had accepted that I would never be able to understand it. I probably logged close to 450 hours studying for this thing and never had a break starting with work at 7am until 3:30pm, then studying from 4pm-10pm or 11pm with minimal rest breaks. I honestly think putting my finances in order really helped me see that if I put my mind to something, I can achieve it. Corny but true. Now I have to write personal statements and wait until my scores come out in 3-4 weeks. The torture! Thanks for sticking with me during my journey :) Thank you especially to My Money My Life for the LSAT advice and guidance.
Yesterday the BF and I decided to start Christmas shopping now that I have the time! We went to Ross but I didn't find anything except a cute sweater dress for $14 for myself -__- and BF bought a new office chair for us at Staples. I guess we'll try again next weekend. I saved up $500 throughout the year specifically for xmas gifts however I will definitely try to stay under budget! Anyone have any good websites for xmas shopping?