The Grateful Post

Hi everyone! It's been so long since I posted! Life got really crazy, and if you follow me on twitter...I apologize for all of the stress-tweets haha. I have no idea how classes for the semester ended already (yesterday was the last day), but now I can focus solely on studying for finals. I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you are all spending it with family, friends, loved ones, and lots of food. This is the first year that I'm hanging out by myself on this holiday since I have to study. I couldn't afford to drive 2 hours back and forth, plus spend a night at my cousins' house. Plus, the peace and quiet at home will be really nice.

This year, I am thankful for lots of things...a house to live in, a warm room, bed, support from family, boyfriend, and friends, and just being able to live. I read a quote somewhere before about being grateful for stress, because it means that you are working hard at something. Every night before I go to bed, I think about my day and how lucky I am to survive another day even if it was just a regular day. A little prayer at night always keeps me sane.

So a lot of things have been going on, all school-related though so I won't bore you. At the beginning of November I celebrated my 25th birthday at the law library, so that was a lot of fun. We had our legal writing take home final memo that weekend, and it was brutal. I barely got any sleep, lost a lot of weight, drank loads of caffeine, and probably grew some grey hair. Definitely not the way I imagined celebrating my quarter-century birthday, but I'm glad that final is done and over with. I went to San Diego 2 weeks ago for a little getaway and spent the weekend studying in a hotel with the boyfriend. I realized that sometimes you just need to de-stress and take more study breaks and change scenery to give you more momentum.

I feel like these past few months have changed me so much, for the better. Although I'm stressed out everyday, I am learning how to deal with it better than at the beginning of the semester. I take my reading to the gym, take classes at the gym with my mom, study with friends, and watch tv. Sure, I spend a lot of money at Starbucks these days, but it's the only way to self-medicate legally. I'm also learning so much about everything...the law is no joke. Pretty sure we read about 5,000 pages this whole semester. Now, I just have to relearn everything in the next few weeks. Ha!

Since classes are over I'll probably try to find ways to procrastinate so I'll most likely start popping back in and blogging more. It probably won't be about money...but I need to admit that I've been shopping (yep, I spent my birthday money instead of saved it #pfbloggerproblems). More on that in a future post.
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