12.05.2011

December 2011 LSAT High & Weekend Recap

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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?

10 comments:

Michelle P said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm sure you did good on the test! I was so stressed out on the days leading up to taking the GMAT and I remember feeling so overwhelmed still when it was over.

femmefrugality said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I bet you did amazing! Congrats on being done! I think a lot of times the fear of failure keeps us from doing things. But we just have to remember that failure isn't an end, it's just an excuse to get better. But failure doesn't sound like your problem! Bet you rocked it!

shoppingtosaving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you both!!:) I'm still in a haze as to what happened that day.

Newlyweds on a Budget said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

congrats! you're one step closer, i bet it feels so good!

Emilya said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm in love with your photo. Can I steal it?! Haha.

I feel still so hazy and drained.

-Person who also took the LSAT on Saturday

Fash Boulevard said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yay. so great. glad you're doing fabulous, love. your blog always makes me smile. xo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com
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shoppingtosaving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Erika, Emilya and Fash Blvd:)

Emilya of course you can steal it and I am in a crazy haze too. It all seems like a big blur and I still question if I really took it or not!

My money, my life said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HEYYYY! I've been wanting to ask you how it went but didn't want to be annoying, as I'm sure you've already been asked by everyone under the sun. So happy for you that it went well!!!! I think the second time I wrote it, I had the same feeling... you just know it when you've nailed it!

Congratz again on being done. I hope you take a well-deserved break from law school planning and all that and have a great holiday. Let me know how the personal statement goes. I can send you mine if I find it - not that it's great or unique, but it may give you some ideas, or you can have a laugh at how much better your PS is than mine :p whatever that may help, let me know!

Yara Simón said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The LSAT is definitely no joke. When my bf took it, we went out to eat right afterward, and then he slept forever. Good luck, though.

I'm not interested in law, but I know how intimidating the test seems. So nice that you got it done.

Rafiki said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really really late but I have to say Congratulations. I know how much this meant to you and I am extremely happy for you.

Awesome achievement.

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