An Open Letter To My First Semester At University

Dear University,

You challenged me in ways I never fathomed to be challenged.

To be honest, it was quite the blow to my ego, just how much you expected from me. It’s not like I didn’t try.I gave it my all. But you always seem to want more. You say that’s how I’m supposed to get better, Well, for me, that’s how I learnt how to settle for mediocre.

The people you gave me all had something to teach. Some taught me that people are like the wind, they come and go. Others stick with you no matter what. In the end you attract what you are so what does that tell me about myself?

There are days when I really really hate you. You see, I was bought up to believe if you put in your 110%, you can get anything you want. But you changed that.

I’m playing a new game where cunning and shortcuts are appreciated more then effort. It’s a game where all the players are so advanced in their tactics and their sweet tongues and I’m still looking for a rule book.

But I feel like we have a long way to go. I might not have fallen in love with you but I can learn to love you. Slowly but surely

Signing off

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Five Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During An Exam

Having finished all my exams for the semester (woo) I have managed to compile a list of all the questionable things that go through my head during an exam.

  1. Did we even learn this?

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I’m sure we’ve all been here before where half if not all the exam ends up testing your ability on doing something you have no clue how to do

2. THIS IS THE ONE THING I DID NOT REVISE 

We all have our moment of panic when the ONE THING you thought  “eh I’ll skip over this” ends up coming in the exam. I recently did an open book exam where the one thing i forgot to put in my notes turned up arrg

3. “Insert random song that gets stuck in your head”

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There is always that one song from 2007 your brain decides to resurrect instead of giving you the damn answer to the question in front of you

4. How many do i need to get right to pass the course?

To be honest, I do this before, during and after an exam. Just to be on the safer side ya know

5. I’m never gonna finish on time 

EVERY. Single. Time. No matter how much you think you’re on top of it, exams press you for time.

I hope this was relatable and entertaining!

Winners Don’t Quit, Quitters Don’t Win?

So I’ve taken it upon myself to blog every day in June.

June guys! we’ve reached the middle, the halfway point, we’re halfway there!

Somehow it still hasn’t hit me that it is the middle of the year. I mean time is just a social construct and reality is an illusion after all.

Anyways, so the point of this post?

See I’ve got exams coming up and I feel like a lot of people have similar experiences where they get told not to be too hard on themselves this time around and to take it easy and that university is a long process blah blah.

See, the way I see it, you get one shot at this one subject so you might as well go all out or go home you know?

I like walking out of exams knowing i gave myself the best possible chance at success and if I don’t get the results I was hoping for?

Well, sometimes your best isn’t good enough but at least you’re not regretting the fact that you watched Netflix instead of doing that practice exam.

Also, if you hustle now for just s little bit, whether it be exams or a project or just life, then I’m sure when you do get to relax it’ll be totally worth it and you won’t be guilt tripping yourself.

So, that’s my philosophy when it comes to exams

Of course it’s important to give yourself regular breaks and go for walks and things

But in the end it’s your hardwork you’ll be taking into that examination room and not your procrastination so get hustling cuz winner don’t quit and quitter don’t win!

You Know You’re in Law School When….

This is a comprehensive list of tell tale signs that you, my friend, have entered into the realm and chaos that is law school.

You know you’re in law school when you’re sleep deprived from all the reading you have to do

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You know you’re in law school when Latin becomes your first language 

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You know you’re in law school when you start thinking of ways you can get away with murder 

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You know you’re in law school when this is what you look like in every lecture 

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You know you’re in law school when barely passing becomes the norm

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Hope you enjoyed some of these! it’s all fun and games haha. Gotta go do my readings now

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Go To Law School

People have a lot of misconceptions when it comes to law school and what it entails so I decided to put some of my perspective into these conceptions.

1.You like reading so you’ll breeze through law school

WRONG! Law school will change your entire idea of what it means to read. Remember when reading was fun? I don’t. You just read judgments upon cases upon arguments in law school so by the time you get to that novel you’ve been meaning to pick up. You’re drained, deranged and looking for the ratio decidendi in a Jane Austen novel

2. You like to argue so heck law school is where you belong 

Being a legit lawyer isn’t so much about creating conflict through argument as it is about resolving conflict by looking for solutions. So leave your feisty, argumentative diva behind love

3. You don’t know what you wanna do with your life yet so you’re trying your hand at law 

While this sounds alright in theory, it does not work out well in practice. The thing is, EVERYONE in law school knows what they want. This ends up being daunting. Law is a demanding degree and if you’re not in it to win it then you’re gonna lose motivation real quick honey

4. You want a job straight out of university 

Getting a free internship is harder than travelling to Mars at this point so if you think you’ll shoot out of university into a 9-5 at a top tier law firm, you’re dreamin’

5. You don’t wanna be a lawyer 

I often find myself wondering how many people in my cohort will end up being fully fledged lawyers and the thing is, if you don’t wanna be a lawyer then why are you here? Each to their own in the end but I don’t see the point in putting your everything into a degree and then not even making the most out of it in the future.

I hope you liked this post and have a lovely Easter!

LAW SCHOOL ! A Horror Story

I don’t belong here 

Why did i ever think coming into law school was a good idea 

I’m half as tall as everyone else and twice as shy. I’m not bold or upfront or extroverted. 

These thoughts mill around my head as I travel from lecture to lecture, understanding the contents but never quite grasping where I fit into all these masses of future lawyers.

I run short of breath and feel an engulfing sense of paranoia and something resembling a panic attack as I attend court for the first time. The buildings and surroundings are inevitably foreign. But it’s the people that riffle me the most.

Intimidating, aged, men in suits and wheely suitcases glide past me, not paying any heed to the amateur human who might as well be another journalist.

I can’t even make it through my first hearing as I bolt outside the room before the judge enters and the proceedings begin.

My second hearing is not so bad. Once again I’m intimidated by the masses of suits and official language which takes me a while to get used to.

I can’t help thinking that one day, very soon, I’m going to be the one in that suit and I will most likely be up against a person who is much more experienced and much less intimidated than me.

But you know what? I’ve made it this far and I’ll make it further because I’ve always known I’d make one hell of a lawyer and it’s time to put that in motion right now.


That was my two-cents worth regarding the first two weeks of law school. I hope you guys liked the creative twist I tried!

LAW SCHOOL | Expectation Vs Reality

So I’m starting this new series on the blog which I’m sure will go on for a decade (because that’s how long it’ll take me to get my degree).

But if you’d like more serious advice posts about studying and studying law just let me know!

EXPECTATION: Life will be like an episode of Suits

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REALITY: Even the un-mentioned associates in Suits have more fun than law students

Life is more like….read drony cases from the 17th century…put up with your lecturer’s jokes for two hours..realise you learnt nothing in that two hours…come home and freak out

EXPECTATION: You’ll finish your degree, pass the Bar and land a job at a top tier law firm woohoo

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REALITY: Gaining legal volunteer work is harder than getting a job at McDonald’s

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EXPECTATION: All the boys will be as cute as Harvey Spectre

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REALITY: The boys in my school (with the exception of a few cute boys who are taken) make Louis seem like an Armani model

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EXPECTATION: You can finally put your argumentative skills to good use

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REALITY: One of the first things your lecturer will tell you is that being a good lawyer doesn’t rely on your ability to argue….