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It has been a hot minute since I posted anything

Life keeps getting in the way and the next thing you know, blogging is not even a priority anymore

But no worries, I have found my zeal again and hope to come out with content that focuses on wellbeing.

Since the only things I read these days are textbooks, I thought it might be valuable to share some study techniques and who knows it might help you get your life in order

Break it down 

A one thousand word essay always seems intimidating until you break it down. It’s actually proven that your brain is more productive when it can focus on one tiny little task rather than a mountain of work.

So, when it comes to studying I have a three-step method that I repeat every single week for all my units to maximise my learning.


I’ve realised I am very much a person who learns by reading rather than listening. So I make it a point to at least skim over the textbook every single week.

A more in depth reading involves summarising important information

How I further break down my readings is by doing say twenty pages every day rather than burdening myself with the task of reading a hundred pages. See once you break it down, it’s all G


To be perfectly honest, I am not an audio learner at all. About ten minutes in and I’m day dreaming or staring at some cute boy.

One of the things I’ve found helps me with retaining focus in lectures is by putting my phone in my bag so that distraction is out the way and by handwriting. Now I wanna do a whole post on handwriting but just know that by forcing myself to learn, I actually learn.

Write up 

At the end of each week, once I’ve done my readings and attended my lectures I take the time to go over what I’ve learnt. Studies show that by periodically revisiting what you’ve already learnt, your brain tends to remember that information better.

I like to create summary notes on Word or OneNote

In summary, my study technique basically involves exposing myself to the same information over and over again so it sticks in my brain

The point I’m trying to get across is that by breaking things down life is that much simpler


Why I Went MIA

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So I moved for college in February and it was the most stressful month of my entire life

Even though this was my second time moving, I was still as lost as ever

The first few weeks flew by in unpacking in getting used to the fact that yet again I would have to start cooking my own food, doing my own washing and what not

The next thing you know, Uni hits.

It came with a wave of reading and getting used to sitting in an overstuffed hall full of 500 other bodies. Unbearable

It also came with a greater focus on independent learning and realising that I would have to put in twice as much effort as last year because this time no was holding my hand.

So I spent a few weeks drowning and now I’m back. Life is slowly settling into a routine however, there is always something unexpected happening

I hope I can blog more often but with all the crazy happenings I can’t make any promises

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Confessions Of A First Year Law Student

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You know that phase in life where you think you’ve got it all sorted out and you know what you’re doing in? After finishing high school I was one of those people and then BAM law school happened.

Here are my musings of what I learnt after doing law for one year. Just remember it’s all fun and games!

Being stressed becomes a new way of life 

With all the readings, the principles, the high expectations and competition from your peers, being stressed becomes a core attribute for your personality. I can’t remember a time I wasn’t stressin’ and I have to admit I’m kinda missing it over the holidays

Be prepared to meet some of the biggest personalities out there

Evidently, if you’re in law school, you’re opinionated (at least to some degree). This means that no conversation you have with your fellow elites will be devoid of contradictions. I have met some of the most quirky, outspoken and driven people in this cohort

Drama follows you everywhere

This isn’t just true of law school but given that we’re all very heavy headed and intelligent we don’t skip a beat when it comes to jumping on the juciest gossip and enjoying every last bit of it.

Egos are at an all time high 

Okay law school is hard. While the academics themselves manage to crush the life out of you, add to that extra curriculars and ongoing politics. Which is why it is no surprise that law students are some of the proudest and arrogant folks out there. I mean we worked so hard to get here, hell yea we’re gonna announce to the whole wide world that we study LAW

Aside from these very important observations I also learnt that caffeine becomes your new best friend and notes and Google Docx have never seemed more dearer

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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


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!

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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!


Your Heart Vs Your Head

I don’t know about you but I’ve always wondered if we choose our own destiny or if it is predetermined. I think it’s a bit of both.

I think, in life, we all have a choice

The choice between choosing something that makes our soul sing with joy- for me it’s writing. It’s this blog

The other choice is the more rational one. The one that tells me I need grounding and certainty. For me, that’s my education

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret choosing to study. Law IS my passion and it does make my soul sing with joy but it comes with a great burden.

Writing on the other hand sets me free. It lights up my soul, I can become a recluse from all the world and it’s perils. I can forget for a second that I’m not getting ranked against 500 of my “peers”. Because this is my corner and I am not ranked against anyone but appreciated for whatever I decide to write.

At the end of the day, I feel like while you might start by following your head, your heart has a way of leading you to where you truly belong in life.

So I don’t know what’s going to happen to this blog or my degree in 20 years time but I think my heart does.


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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

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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!

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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!

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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….