WARNING: this is going to be completely boring to read so you probably don't want to...
I have a HUGE paper due next week and have been super stressed out lately about it. To vent for a little bit (I promise just a little)...law school is a lot more challenging then I thought it would. It's definitely a commitment and love-hate relationship which is harder then anything I have ever voluntarily gone through. I enjoy going to 2 of my classes, feel like I get a lot out of 3 of my classes, am confused and bored in my other 2 classes...basically if it wasn't for the 3 classes I get to take there is no way I would still be in school. They send you through the ropes with very little information or guidance, which maybe it's just different from any other experience where I am babied through, but it is extremely challenging to try and write a paper when you have no idea where to even start and researching never seems to stop until I tell myself enough is enough! Well enough of my vent session...to get through these times I needed a little reminder of what gets me through and why I do what I do and actually love my life everyday (despite the little challenges)...
1. My wonderful, supportive family...if it wasn't for their constant support I would not have been able to get to the place I am today (not even close) they are always there for me and listen to my concerns and problems when no one else ever would. I have the best parents that I could ever ask for and am forever grateful for their constant, unconditional love (even when Im a super pain in the booty), they are my rocks and I will never be able to thank them enough. I am so blessed that I have a wonderful, amazing sister who I have followed in the footsteps since I was a baby (why else would I be a psych major and go to clemson) and is still there to pick me up when Im down. I will forever aspire to be as good of a person as my sister is and forever look up to her!
2. My friends. For whatever reason, I have been so blessed with the best friends anyone could ask for. I am so happy that I can go home and still catch up with my best friends that I knew in elementary school and we pick up right where we left off (I do need to be better at keeping in touch-but I will always love the core-four)! I was surprised when I got to college and quickly made friends that I still continue to be best friends with and have been able to see them even though we have moved away in different places. And I am forever blessed that I met my best friend when I was just 2 years old and we are closer then ever today (sandboxes or not)!
Wow that was a lot of explanation...now for the other things (promise I'll limit it to 10 if you are even reading this)
3. Running: my therapy and chance to be by myself and calm
4. Cooking-baking in particular, especially when stressed gotta love a fresh baked cookie
5. Beach- sun and sand yes please
6. Warm Weather- Im always cold so need that warm air, makes everyone happier and active
7. Charleston and the state of SC (maybe small but I feel in love with this state)
8. Chick-Flicks and Girly books- I love romantic comedies and books that are for pleasure only
9. Learning- there is always something to learn be that from the man down the street or in a classroom (keeps life interesting)
10. The excitement of the unknown (I love my routine but there is always something different that happens everyday; keeps life interesting)
If you read this, I warned you it was going to be boring. As for me...back to knocking out this paper :(