Wednesday, January 30, 2013

what i "learned" today

Well, good.  This clears things up...  Any law school lovers out there that want to help a sister out with the Erie doctrine, give yours truly a shout.  In the meantime, my flowchart and I will be working on it.  

For the record, I do love a good flowchart.  But usually ones more like this, or this.  There's nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the heart...seriously, click on those two links!

It's Wednesday after 5:00 meaning we have officially begun the downhill slope towards the weekend!  So go knock out Thursday, slide through Friday, and then celebrate the fact that you have once again successfully survived another week.  Perhaps an enlightening flowchart of your own is in your future! But actually, yeah, you're right.  Might be best to just keep those within the Beatles' hits, 80's love songs, and Civil Procedure worlds, for now at least.  

Live + laugh + love, until next time.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

even though it's january...

Grapefruit.  Avocado.  These two foods will help you beat the winter blues and make you feel light and fresh again.  Guarantee it.  Add lots of water, a little bit of exercise, and vitamins to fend off the flu.  Then mix with happy thoughts from the fall when you were actually excited at the idea of breaking out those scarves and boots, and a list of reasons why winter really is ok - e.g. hot chocolate, warm blankets, oversize sweaters, falling snow (I know it's cold, but it really does look like magic)... 


Hang in there with those avocados and grapefruits.  It'll be spring again soon.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

strike the bell

I'm on a quote kick lately.  (But aren't I always?)  But also, somewhat unusually, I seem to find myself in various situations lately where I am faced with that age-old life choice: take the leap of faith or play it safe.

Sometimes I'm a risk-taker.  Sometimes I am very much not a risk-taker.  (Surely this is a result of being born to my mom and dad - the calculated, collected, predictable one and the risk-taker extraordinaire, respectively.)  I've been trying to figure it out for years.  Ole Miss made me more of a risk-taker.  Law school is making me less of one.  I'm not sure if I like that.

As I think on these decisions I have, the play-it-safe side is more apparent, more in my face.  Be careful.  Slow down.  You might get hurt.  Someone else might get hurt.  But then there's that part of me deep down, that's always there even if it's whispering, with a question - the question - that will always and forever overpower the play-it-safe side of me.  What if?

What if you go for it?  Think what could be waiting.  What's the worst thing that could happen?  You are always safe in Me.  You have nothing to fear from this world.  Make the leap.  Take the plunge.  What are you waiting for?

Earlier today I stumbled across this gem.  Luckily (yet again), Clive Staples has already articulated my thoughts for me...

Make your choice adventurous stranger,
Strike the bell and bide the danger,
Or wonder till it drives you mad
What would have followed if you had...

[C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew]

Riiight.  Got it.  I remember now.  The anticipation of things unknown usually doesn't make me afraid, it makes me excited.  I just forget that sometimes.  But I don't want to forget.  I have to go for it.  I choose to go for it, boldly.  "Make your choice..."  I strike the bell.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

twenty thirteen y'all

After much adventuring, I am back in Lex.  Details on all of that soon, but first, just had to acknowledge the fact that 2012, the year of all things, has officially come and gone.  In all of the planning I had done for my entire life up to this point, I never made it past 2012.  I guess even from middle school I was predicting the whole Mayan apocalypse thing.  But just look where we are now.


Who would've thought it?  Join me in celebrating the newness of another January 1 all day long!  Happy 2013 friends.  May it be blessed.
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