Posts tagged lawschool
New Blog Name - Changing Your Brand.

Hey everyone-  its been a while since my last post & a ton of things have changed in my life. (Life update post coming next. YAY!!!!)

I decided to revamp my blog & give it a facelift {New Name-Logo & Layout} since law school has finally come to an end (My last law school final is in 3 days eeeeekkkkk {feels so unreal})

Although the "Journey to JD" is almost over, I will still continue to post about my experience as a wife, mother, and law student and how I balance[d] it all. 

As I write this I'm in my home office that I recently redecorated and I AM SO IN LOVE. 

I've always heard people say that "an inspirational workspace was key to success" and unfortunately it took my 3 years to finally take that advice (usually the dining room table was my favorite place to study despite having a designated office space) now, I come in the office to"work" even when I do not have any haha. 

This redecorated office space will get great use as I plan to actually blog -regularly, and studying for the Bar Exam will take place soon. 

I posted a few "Insta-Stories" and some people asked to see more of the office so here are some pics :) 

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Desk Shot - LegallyMed
Office Goals - Kate Spade Office - LegallyMed
Husbands Degree wall 

Husbands Degree wall 

vs. MINE - 2nd Degree Loading....lol 

vs. MINE - 2nd Degree Loading....lol 

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Kate Spade Office - LegallyMed
Kinda went Kate Spade crazy - her office stuff is so cute & the little sayings are adorable!  Box Quotes- " Put a lid on it,  keep it together, Stow Away "   The calendar has a cute quote for each month- " Stretch your wings " for May  File Tray - " Things to Do "  Desk Organizer - " Bits & Bobs "   Pen Holder- " A Stroke of Genius "

Kinda went Kate Spade crazy - her office stuff is so cute & the little sayings are adorable!

Box Quotes- "Put a lid on it,  keep it together, Stow Away

The calendar has a cute quote for each month- "Stretch your wings" for May

File Tray - "Things to Do"

Desk Organizer - "Bits & Bobs

Pen Holder- "A Stroke of Genius"

I decided to revive my blog because I get tons of DM's on Instagram and messages on Facebook with questions related to Law School, Christianity, Teen Pregnancy, Motherhood, Infertility (none of which I'm an expert on, just speaking from experience) so I figured my blog will be a great way to answer those questions moving forward. 

As this chapter of my life ends and another one begins I'm looking forward to you being on the journey with me. 

Stay Tuned. 

Ps. I promise it will not be as long as last time before I post again! I finally have the time and have so much to share! 

 

 

Dean's Scholarship...Won't he do it!

Just when I thought God had already done enough.... 

Ha! On wednesday I received my Official Scholarship information and Im so happy to say that God has blessed me with a Dean's Scholarship!!!!! Many of you who have traveled down the road to graduate school be it law, masters, or medical, know exactly what I mean when I say this is nothing short of a miracle that I will not go into deeper debt (under grad loans) for law school.... and for all the fellow medical spouses you understand that those med school loans are enough for 3 people so we didn't really want to accumulate much more debt and God made that happen for us! 

I truly know that this is all in his divine will and purpose for my life because everything is just falling into place.. I have learned that he will never bring you to a situation without the means to bring you through it, and when you do things his way, on his time table they will be blessed..While I may not have graduated the top of my undergraduate class, or scored over a 170 on my LSAT, he has continued to show me favor throughout this process!....I'm just a normal girl from a big city (NY) with a Big Heart, Big Dreams & an even BIGGER GOD! 

I can't wait to send my recommenders thank you cards and share the great news! 

Im much more excited with the financial burden being lifted and ready to begin the countdown to entering law school in August of 2014.

T MINUS 8 MONTHS!

What To Do???

........ yea those dots symbolize my life right now! It's friday and I have nothing to do, and when I say nothing I mean... I've submitted applications to my top choices... I checked the status' already which say "under review".... and now I just feel like I'm missing something... It was just yesterday all of my time went into studying for the LSAT, and then into preparing my applications.. now all that its over... & I have nothing to do! I'm more than stoked for the break seeing as though they are hard to come by at work. (We have mandatory systems training for the next two weeks, this week was the first week... on the bright side.. we get free lunch everyday.. we've had pizza, pasta, chic fil a, subway and the likes... a detox is MANDATORY when this training is over... the down side is not technically getting a "lunch break" but hey free meals... I won't complain) ....

Not to mention Doc W. is currently on call tonight delivering babies so him occupying my "free" time is out of the question... the kid was "sick" today ( In my motherly opinion he's fine, he really played hookie.. but hey, we've all been kids before, so I let him have the day off).. so he isn't in a friendly playful mood. (gotta continue his act for the rest of the day). so that leaves me with nothing to do!

Im halfway through a book me and the Hubs have been reading entitled "So You Want To Be Married" ...(I Love it, a must read for couples pursuing marraige) so I will probably finish that over the weekend... catch up on some Life Time Movie Network and continue to be ...BORED LOL .

 
 
The Process

So as I mentioned before, instead of refreshing my email every 5 seconds after taking the #LSAT, I was actually productive while playing the waiting game.

I used the time waiting on my scores to ensure my letters of recommendations were received and processed by LSAC, I began filling out my applications with all the information that I could, and I worked on the final edits of my personal statement.

I would encourage you to do some of these same things during your waiting game. It not only alleviates stress, but depending on the time you apply, it positions you for early admissions to your top choices. (Grant/Scholarship opportunities, and it allows you to gain entrance before the slots are tight).

(Writing your personal statement while your studying for the LSAT is helpful also, it takes your mind off of the daugnting test for a second, and reminds you of how awesome you are and why again your actually "studying" to get a good score to gain entrance into law school)

** Make sure you get your statement proofed by everyone you know! (ok not everyone) I started with an unbiased friend who has written several book over the past few years. Then I passed it along to my boyfriend who allowed one of his fraternity brothers who is currently a practicing attorney, to proof it. I made revisions and edits where necessary and recommended, and then solicited my sisters best friend who is an esteemed publicist for one of the local school districts to make the final edits, to ensure everything came together, that it made sense, and that there were no grammatical errors, the previous editors missed **

Once she gave this to me, I was ready to go! My applications had already been completed many in which the personal statement was the only thing missing. I am currently going through the

Process,

 I submitted applications today to my top choices, and I look forward to hearing from them in the coming weeks!!!

 
 
Something NEW

Sooooooo after much thought (ok not really) I decided today to delete my Instagram (to keep me focused) in preparation for my October LSAT... & to my greatest surprise I have already picked up something new, Blogging! 

I'm a newbie at this but I thought it would be great to document my journey in studying, applications, acceptance, selecting a school and so forth!  

I'm also the girlfriend to a 3rd Year Medical Student (Who started the first day of his Surgery Rotation today). So I will be blogging about ~our~ journey as well. Comment, ask questions, & follow me as I share my life through a blog!