Summer and my Goldilocks problem…

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Jul 15, 2010 in The 2L Life | Subscribe

Summer hasn’t exactly turned out quite like I expected.

The first half of it was entirely too fast for my liking, with summer session classes taking the concept of “intensity” to a whole different level as professors crammed 15 weeks of lectures into 5 weeks of classes. It turned out for the best — the single-minded focus helped me earn my first two bona fide A’s of my tenure at NCCU Law — but I’m a fan of being able to occasionally breathe every now and then without feeling like I’m wasting time doing so ;)

The second half, on the other hand, is going entirely too sllloooooooowwwwww for me. I’ve only got mediation work with the ADR clinic on Mondays and Fridays keeping me busy, and the days in between are completely structureless. Normally during the academic year that’s great because it means I have a free day to dedicate to a typically lengthy to-do list.

Having that degree of freedom 5 days a week, though, is having the exact opposite effect: since I know I’ll also be free tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, I keep putting off doing anything productive and have a growing backlog of stuff to finish in a shrinking window of time :beatup:

Case in point: I’ve got 4 draft blog entries still to proofread (2 from last week and 2 from this week) along with updating y’all on the Spring final exams I got back and the GPA cutoffs I extracted from the registrar’s office for Monday’s entry on class ranks. Not to mention posting the URLs to Twitter and Facebook so I can continue the shameless attention-whoring I started last month ;)

And that’s just the blog. I’ve got a laundry list of projects I need to work on for UNCASG and SBA before 1L Orientation kicks off, and at some point I really need to clean up the kitchen before things start growing in there.1 :sick:

Still in search of a summer structure that’s “just right”. If any of y’all find it, let me know. Until then have a great night! :D

  1. Of course instead of doing it now, I’m writing this blog entry and then heading to bed so I can get up for mediation in Raleigh in the morning ;) []

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Jul 17, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Oh my gosh, I am SO JEALOUS of your schedule. And remembering that it was pretty much my schedule last summer (I was being an RA and it was all “whenever, whatever” as far as hours go). My summer schedule (which you’re free to take, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend): 9am-9pm M-Th, May 17 – July 6 (work then summer school). Fridays 9-5, work then Bible study from 6:30-8:30. Saturdays do RA work. Sunday am church Sunday pm – FREE TIME! Yay for doing laundry, haha ;) It’s crazy and I’ve had zero break all summer, but it’s been good. I’m actually looking forward to school starting in a month because I’ll have more free time! :)

Jul 17, 2010 at 8:49 PM

i’ve been following your blog the past year and finally dived into the blogging world. i love your honesty about law school, grades, and everything in between. hope you’re at least enjoying some sun!

Jul 18, 2010 at 8:23 PM

@Amanda: That’s officially crazy — you can keep it :*

@legalrabbit: Thanks! :D I’m glad you like it! I’ll get you added to the blogroll here as soon as I take care of some spam prevention tactics :)


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