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September Roundup

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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!

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  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!

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    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!

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