Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Five

"Rub my belly for sweet luck"
The days are long, but the weeks are fast - still fitting in yet another stage of my life.

It's hard to believe it's already been three weeks since I took the bar exam and opened the door to freedom. It seems like I just blinked my eyes, and here I am almost a full month later. Since then, I've taken my professional responsibility exam, gone to a couple of bar association networking events, and now face the task of tackling job applications.

I'll be dipping my toes in those waters this weekend, while on the couch binge watching tv, of course. I tried watching E's The Arrangement (the parallels with a certain rumored Hollywood contract marriage drew me in but I haven't been impressed with the plot or actors), and I am currently hooked on HBO's Big Little Lies (has everything the former lacks - I even googled the ending of the book it's based on and I still can't get enough). Any other shows I should put on my to watch list?

Besides that, I have a couple of brunches I'm looking forward to in the town I work. It'll be fun to enjoy taking my time around the green rather than the rushed sandwich runs I make during the workweek. 

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Five

The luckiest day of the year
It's official: work is no longer a "vacation."

Don't get me wrong, I'd rather not go back to studying, but as my to-do list has increased by the day, I'll be bringing home quite a few motion papers home this weekend to cut down on the mountain I'll inevitably face on Monday.

I'm planning on having a low-key weekend by ordering Thai takeout tonight, doing some solo shopping tomorrow, and settling down with my "homework." Plus, my dad gets back home from an overseas trip tomorrow night so it will be nice to have some company at the house again! (Although I know I'll take that back soon enough when I start getting daily texts asking where I am...)

The past few weekends have been jam-packed between social events and hosting sleepovers, so I'm looking forward to having an uncharacteristically quiet weekend - even though it means not partaking in any St. Patrick's Day festivities. Anyone else have anything fun planned to celebrate the luck of the Irish? Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Five

Freshly fallen snow
It's been a little crazy around chambers with a plethora of orders to show cause, and I think it's safe to say my toes have more than dipped back into the routine at work. I've kept sane though with mid-week sushi plans with Ashley and the light at the end of the tunnel: the weekend.

The weather has been more than a little sporadic with a 60 and sunny forecast one day and a delayed opening due to snow the next. (Really, sometimes there is nothing better than a government job for the days off, alone.) It's back to the cold this weekend, but I'm looking forward to having another sleepover, this time with college friends from Baltimore, south NJ, and NYC - some who I haven't seen in upwards of a year. We'll be catching Tangled Before Ever After, and I'll also be trying my second hand at a room escape with them. Fingers crossed we escape! Have a great weekend.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Five

Award season
It's a little strange to have social plans and more than very unsettling to look forward to the weekend, but these are definitely things I can get on board with.

In comparison to my previous 24/7 "on" schedule (minus the time I ate, showered, drove to work, or slept), work has felt more or so like a vacation. I won't feel the same soon enough when I'm drowning in a to-do list a mile long, but there's nothing like having what is essentially two full time jobs to give you a little perspective.

I haven't been to NYC in almost 5 months since late September, which feels like eons to me. To offset last weekend's zen-like relaxation, I have quite the busy one planned this time around, including a post-work happy hour, sleepover with my family friends Anu and Sariga, and marking my return to my favorite city with a bachelorette party for my big Rebecca, and brunch and rooftop cocktails with Brandy, an old friend from Prague.

Because who really needs sleep, right? Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Five

Easing my pre-exam jitters by taking my butterflies
for a walk
It's over!

After the emotional roller coaster and exhausting experience of studying, I am very overdue for a semblance of a more relaxed schedule (I'm sure I'll be biting my words when I get back to the swing of things with work). I spent a couple of days in central NJ living out of my hotel room, and am crossing my fingers I'll have good news in a few months.

I celebrated on Wednesday with southern food and mango margaritas with a friend in that area and on Thursday with cocktails with Ashley after work. It's still a very weird feeling that I'm now able to have a social life!

I'll be spending the weekend on my couch watching way too much tv, catching up on some long overdue phone chats with friends, and shopping at the mall treating myself to hopefully a few good finds. It's the first weekend I've really looked forward to in a couple of months, and I hope you all have a great weekend as well!

Friday Five

"Rub my belly for sweet luck" The days are long, but the weeks are fast - still fitting in yet another stage of my life. ...