Friday, January 28, 2022

First Semester Recap

 I’ll be honest. My first finals season did not go as well as I would have liked. It wasn’t awful, but I know I can do better. Since grades came out, I’ve been trying to give myself some grace. I didn’t have any real experience in law before starting law school, so it’s normal that I’d struggle a little bit. I spent most of the winter break reminding myself that my performance my very first semester of law school is not indicative of how the rest of my career in law will go.

The times where I wasn’t refreshing the LMU portal to check my grades every five minutes, I spent with my family. We’ve always been a very close-knit group, and I’ve missed that since I moved so far away, so I spent basically every moment with them. I won the cousin gingerbread house competition with my L.A. inspired creation, and I won the weeklong Nerf gun war as well. I lost many games of spoons, uno, and dart throwing, and watched my three-year old cousin open his presents from Santa.

Overall, the break was a great time for me to refresh and regroup. I thought a lot about where I can improve to do better this semester. I watched more YouTube videos over effective notetaking and outlining than I am willing to admit, and I’m ready to get back on the horse and try again. Like my mom used say, sometimes you need a moment of failure to remind you what’s at stake and to push you to keep trying.