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Law School Roundup #90

October 8, 2007

By the way, I know I’m supposed to get the Law School Roundup posted at some point, but I’m having trouble pulling it together. Frankly, the only thing I’ve been paying much attention to in the law-student-blogosphere this week has been the nightmare Lag Liv, her husband, and son have been going through.

It’s times like these the anonymity of blogging really gets to me. Luckily, not everyone is anonymous, but, face it, most of us are. Anonymity is just fine when we’re all griping about the work, the work, and, oh yeah, the work—or the gunners, the administration, the feeling of being completely lost—but every once in a while, real life comes crashing down and I realize we are NOT just floating along in a bubble called law school.

Perhaps I’m just a little introspective right now because my grand plans for next year didn’t turn out the way I thought they would. Don’t get me wrong—my “Plan B” is just fine, and might, in fact, end up better than the plan I originally pursued. But I’m actually staring Real Life in the face here, when I’m actually not really ready not to be a student any more.

The lesson to be learned is that you can’t manage your life. Oh, you can keep your ducks lined up, and make sure you cross your t’s and dot your i’s, but every now and then someone will come along with some birdseed, and the ducks will scatter, or you’ll knock over the pot of ink, and your t’s and i’s will merge with a sea of messy. I’m having to just let go lately—get through the day, and then get through the next day, and get through the following day—and the only crappy thing about that is knowing that there will always be another day, even when I’ve caught up or finished my work.

I know this hardly counts as a Roundup, but it’s the best I can manage right now.

  1. October 8, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks for pointing us in the direction of Lag Liv. Life has a habit of getting a little too real sometimes.

  2. LL
    October 8, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks k- I really mean it when I say how much I appreciate all the warm thoughts, prayers, and concern. It has kept JP and I from feeling alone during all this. Hopefully when DCFS arrives tomorrow our recent optimism won’t be dashed. I’ll try to keep you posted and really, thank you again.

  3. October 10, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Thank you for devoting your roundup this week to LagLiv’s terrible ordeal. I am keeping her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. anon
    October 14, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    i really like the duck metaphor. very poetic.

    and, I hope, are you at least trying to have a chill next semester? your journal duties should be over, right?

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