Monday, March 4, 2019

My Winter Break: LLM Edition

If you are reading this, it means that I survived my final exams. That is great news, right?

After a long break – Hi again! I hope you still remember me. If you don't, it's ok, we still have some meetings before the semester ends. By the way: this is my last semester in Loyola Law School! Wow. I cannot believe I am really saying that – it felt like yesterday that I received, in my hometown in Brazil, Loyola's letter accepting me in the LLM Program.

I had almost a month of winter break, but it was totally necessary after my first experience with the well-known final exams. I have to admit – I was really scared. Like, A LOT scared. In my final's week, I barely slept 4 hours everyday – I kept dreaming that I was going to be late for the exam and fail because of that. The longest final that I had was Civil Procedure, and I finished the exam after more than four hours. I did not even remember my name when I left the classroom.

But everything went fine and after a week that in my head looked more like a year, I could finally breath – and sleep. And eat. And talk to people about something else besides law.

I had the choice to go visit my family and friends in Brazil for Christmas and New Year's, but I decided to stay here and for the first time in 22 years, spend these two holidays far from my family, in a new country, new culture, with new friends. And it was great!

During my winter break, the only thing that I did pertaining to the law was some job interviews (fingers crossed!). This year of 2019 will be a challenging one, but also a decisive year for me and I am excited for the future and for new adventures in this crazy but awesome world of the law!

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