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Mid-Week Update

I'm halfway through spring break. I got my work desk mostly in order, I shipped out some textbooks (here's hoping Amazon takes them), I've made progress on my brief...and there's still a bucketload of stuff to go. D:

On the bright side, I was able to fit in a little reading! I started an eARC of The Lost Compass by Joel Ross. It's the sequel to The Fog Diver, a middle grade adventure from last year that I really liked. Here's hoping this one lives up to its predecessor!

I also did my first Street Law class this week! It's a pro bono program where you get matched with a school or center (based on availability) and give a weekly lesson to kids or adults about the law. It's completely new to me, but I think it's going to be a great learning experience--definitely for me and hopefully for them, too.

In other news, make-up and I are not getting along. I've never been a big make-up person. Aside from a few isolated events in middle school, zip. But I figure, law school, professional look, networking I picked up some mascara, lip gloss and blush. Didn't even think about it before I put it on, but I had a bad reaction to the blush. Turns out my face is pretty sensitive, even more so now on this one spot. So it looks like I'm going to be a mascara and and lipgloss only (or lipgloss only) girl. :P At least until I'm feeling brave enough to try Almay or some other hypoallergenic stuff.

I almost totally forgot to add this in, but super good news: I was offered a part-time internship and I'm officially all set for this summer! I'll be working part-time at my regular office and getting experience in a totally different legal environment the rest of the week. I can't tell you what a relief it is to have this all sorted out. I was like, THANK YOU, GOD!

So, I'm off to finish the draft of my brief, complete a midterm self-assessment, do Monday's homework, outline for three courses, and plan out my next Street Law lesson! I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying the weather. Looking forward to checking in with y'all again sooner rather than later!


  1. OMG! CONGRATS ON THE INTERNSHIP! I am so excited for you! I'm lowkey freaking out because none of the companies I've applied to have contacted me. D: But I'm crossing my fingers and holding out on hope.

    Makeup and I have zero history! I literally know nothing about makeup and applying it and some of the names. o.O Sometimes I envy people who make cool designs like cat-eye and whatnot! So fancy. :D

    Best of luck with the rest of the semester, and the Street Law lessons, Kel! Here's hoping we survive (and I get an internship for the summer!). :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thank you, Alyssa! I wouldn't freak out too too badly just yet. I know of at least one instance where the HR department didn't get around to filling their engineering intern spot until way later than usual. :P Still, lots of crossed fingers, lots of prayer, and maybe sending out a few more apps just in case?

      I'm impressed by the people who do fancy make-up, but I use it so rarely and I'm so pale...I feel like a clown whenever I wear it.

      I hope you hear back on an internship really really soon! Good luck with surviving the rest of the semester!

  2. On the make-up note, I do not react well to make-up either, so I actually cannot use anything you can buy at Target. I go with Bare Minerals and Tarte. It is natural, and although more expensive, because it is higher quality, it lasts longer!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I actually bit the bullet and stopped by Ulta briefly. I tried on a bit of Bare Minerals with no ill effects, but it was a little more coverage than I needed (and a little pricy >.>). I wound up grabbing a small Clinique blush since they're hypoallergenic and allergy tested, but I'd definitely go back for the Bare Minerals if make-up becomes a bigger part of my routine. Here's hoping there are no more mishaps!

  3. Good heavens, reading about how busy you are makes me tired! ;) I'm glad things are working out so well, though! Very exciting! In a few months, I'll be announcing some life-changing news of my own on my blog (but not yet; I haven't even broken it to my parents yet). I've wanted to read THE FOG DIVER for a while now. I think I'll wait for the sequel to come out so I can read them together!

    1. I'm still working on The Lost Compass (school has killed free time), but I definitely recommend The Fog Diver! Can't wait to hear your news!

  4. Wow, good luck with all your work - and congratulations again on snagging that internship! :)

    I'm not much of a make-up person myself, it just takes so much time, usually, but sometimes I do like to change things up a bit. Maybe if you tried some foundation beneath the blush? Oh, I don't know, I'm no expert. But don't give up on it if you really want to try it, there are loads of natural brands out there that make make-up for sensitive skin.

    It's interesting to read about the pro-bono stuff - I know the American legal system is completely different from ours. I know our law students also do some similar activities, it would be interesting to see how they compare.

    Have a nice week! :)

    1. Thanks so much, Kaja! I have high hopes for lots of learning this summer!

      Honestly, I'd love to do away with makeup entirely...but it's semi-expected in certain professional environments. Bad peer pressure. :( I think I have a good set of stuff that will work now for the (very) few occasions I use it. Fingers crossed there are no more issues.

      It would definitely be interesting to see how our legal systems compare! There's just so much to the law that we don't think about on a daily basis, but it's everywhere! It's everywhere... >.>