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September Roundup

The semester is in full swing and it's been BUSY. I decided to go for a little more this fall so I'd have some flexibility with my spring schedule, but whew. This is probably the closest I've come to overload in a long while, and God dragging me out of bed is the only way I get up to face traffic some mornings. Morning traffic = not fun.
Short version:
  • 5 classes
  • 3 pro bono projects (one of which requires lots of fundraising)
  • 1 club presidency (which involves event planning (getting speakers, rooms, food, advertisements, outreach, etc.))
  • Another club officership (publication layout & design and community outreach)
  • Law journal (weekly source gathering and spading (cite checking/proofreading) assignments)
  • Part-time job
I know people who do more than this and I have no idea how they stay sane. I think they just don't sleep. And drink a lot caffeine. There's also pressure this year to start figuring out what kind of law you want to practice and what kind of career you want to have. I feel like I have so much more to learn and try before I can give a firm answer to anything, but the pressure remains. I'm working on it in my spare time. ;)

On the bright side, I've been able to squeeze in reading a few free ebooks sitting on my laptop.

On the dark side, these books have been more miss than hit. Honestly, I can only recommend 2/5, and they were squarely in "okay" territory for me. (Settling Up and Everything But a Bride are the 2 if you're interested.) I have a stack of books that are more likely to please, but...I guess it's like watching TV? I'm only in the mood for silly stuff I don't have to devote a lot of time, energy or brain power to right now. :P

Meanwhile, I'm working on a few posts for the blog--some a little more serious/theoretical than my usual, but worth discussing. And I'm hoping to pop in at a local book festival next month and share pictures of that, too.

On a final note, I get to exercise a little creativity putting together advertisements for school clubs, but I've been itching for another creative outlet. Nothing as intense (and time consuming) as NaNoWriMo, but maybe a daily or weekly Instagram challenge? Does anyone know of any good ones?

Hope everyone's having a wonderful September!


  1. Getting out of bed just seems to get harder and harder... and especially as it gets colder? Shoot. I don't know what will get me out of bed. Sheer willpower is doing it now. o_o Free ebook binge marathon, that is awesome! I need to do that... I've cleared nearly all of my eARCs (which is bizarre, I usually have some that are published waaaay in advance, but not right now), but the ebooks I've bought on sale? Yeah... there are a lot. Whoops!

    Anyway. Have a fantastic weekend (and October), Kel. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. It's true. Once it gets cold, you don't want to leave the safety of the warm blankets. Which is why my phone is across the room so I have to get up to turn off the alarm. ;)

      On the bright side, the ebooks are on my laptop, which I'm always on, so they're readily accessible. On the dark side...I should probably be doing homework instead.

      Thanks Alyssa!