Springing Forward

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Spring is in the air here in Boston. This year the groundhog told us that spring would come early, and I believe he was right. It may be over a week before the season officially begins, but it is already starting to feel like springtime in the city. The month of March came in like a lion with lots of wind and snow, which hopefully means it will go out like a lamb. Either way, the snow is now melting and spring is right around the corner.

What does that mean for us law students? Well, first of all it means that we get to enjoy spring break. I think the second semester of 1L year has been at least a bit busier and more stressful than the first semester. The fact that we now have a week off to relax and recover is wonderful. It’s these breaks that allow us to do things we may not have time to do while we have classes to worry about.

For some that may mean simply catching up or getting ahead on some work without any distractions. For others it could be all about seeing loved ones, doing pro bono work, or simply travelling to warmer destinations. Whatever the case may be, it is important to take advantage of the free time you have in law school and to do something meaningful with it. That’s what lets us come back feeling refreshed and ready to finish our first year.

This only becomes more obvious after Daylight Saving Time. It seems to come out of nowhere, and suddenly we find ourselves losing an hour in the day. In law school your days are usually planned out by the hour, so for many people this can be somewhat alarming. However, you also learn how to be more flexible with your time as well as how to adapt to things that come up and throw off your schedule.  To someone with good time management skills, Daylight Saving Time has probably been accounted for far in advance.

I’m happy that spring is almost here. It was nice experiencing my first real winter in the North, but I’m ready for the seasons to change. Spring is a season of hope and new beginnings. It’s a time when we rejuvenate our minds, bodies, and spirits. The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are in bloom. It becomes a joy to go outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun’s rays. It turns out that life is much brighter when we appreciate the little things.

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