Tagged: holidays

Type “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog,” 500 times, fast

Yesterday, I typed about 5,000 words in 2.5 hours. That works out to about 33 words per minute. It’s not a very impressive speed in general. To get into upper-level journalism courses at The University of Texas at Austin, I had to pass a mandatory typing speed test (now repealed; I’m guessing they realized that “kids […]

Boston in the Winter

The single worst part of being a student is the fact that winter, Christmas, and a whole bunch of other holidays directly coincide with the busiest part of the fall semester. Guys, I love Christmas. I LOVE Christmas. I am THAT person. Christmas starts on November 1st for me, and no, I do not care […]

Study-life balance, eventually

Breaks in law school are few and far between, and they come with lofty goals and (in my experience) a mix of disappointment and re-energizing. This long weekend, for the Thanksgiving break, my first priority was relaxing with family. We drove out to see my husband’s family on Thursday morning, and my in-laws visited our […]

Enjoying The Ride

The holidays are a time for travelling. The roads are crowded with people heading home to visit their families. Sometimes it can take more time than expected to reach your final destination, but when you finally do it feels great. Too often we’re so focused on getting wherever we’re going that we forget to actually […]

New Year Reflections

Two weeks ago today, a few hours after my last exam ended, I was sitting on a Greyhound bus headed back to New York for a friend’s wedding. As I stared out the big bus window at Christmas lights and commuters, I felt like I was in another world. I had just spent about 15 […]

Happy Holidays

          Holidays are wonderful things, especially for law students.  Most of them offer us some much-needed time off, or at least another occasion to relax and celebrate.  With the end of Hanukkah approaching,  I’ve been thinking about how the meaning of certain holidays has changed for me since I came to […]