I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future career options and the long shot possibility of getting a post-grad legal job that also allows me to feed myself.

One of the places I contemplated as a freshly minted JD was a DA’s office. Everywhere I’ve worked they’ve been of the opinion that while being an ADA is not the prettiest job in the world, it is a great place to cut your teeth and get paid.

One of the Manchild’s new roommates is an ADA and I think I may pester him with some questions. I’ve also contemplated some of county’s internship programs. The main issue is that they are - of course - unpaid and I am presently working a paid job that I enjoy. Even if it’s not in a field I enjoy my job gives me A LOT of practical experience that I know is valuable.

I’m wondering if an unpaid internship for the mid-winter and into the spring is worth it, if it’ll be any benefit in a future job application (assuming they take me as an intern), or if I’m better off sticking with my paid job that still gives me lots of practical experience.

There’s too many options and eventualities involved in this “becoming a lawyer” business. It’s nervewracking.

So the 50 Shades trailer looks like the preview for a serial killer movie…

couple-a-hundred-of-em:

As a college student, currently really hungry with nothing to eat, I understand how hard it can be to get food. Sometimes you really just don’t have the money to eat and when you do, you waste it all on fast food instead of stocking up on cheap things because you’re so tired of Ramen Noodes and canned food you could barf. So, I’ve composed a list of recipes and resources that will fit a college kid’s budget and appetite. Don’t go hungry! <3
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couple-a-hundred-of-em:

As a college student, currently really hungry with nothing to eat, I understand how hard it can be to get food. Sometimes you really just don’t have the money to eat and when you do, you waste it all on fast food instead of stocking up on cheap things because you’re so tired of Ramen Noodes and canned food you could barf. So, I’ve composed a list of recipes and resources that will fit a college kid’s budget and appetite. Don’t go hungry! <3

Ramen Noodle Recipes:

Mug Meals:

Microwave Recipes:

Recipe Generators

Other Resources

I could take a shower and go to bed. Or I could just stay curled up in my papasan.

holyplaces:

Eldridge Street Synagogue: Chinatown, New York, NY, USA.
source

holyplaces:

Eldridge Street Synagogue: Chinatown, New York, NY, USA.

source

prokopetz:

prokopetz:

Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.

The crossroads on the horizon.

I can’t believe that it’s almost August. I only have a few weeks left of summer before my final year in law school.

I need to finish clerkship apps. I need to start realistically looking into other post-grad employment opportunities.

I’ve already started looking at the bar and trying to make logistical sense of testing in two jurisdictions.

In less than a year I’ll be done. In less than a year I’ll have graduated college. In a year plus a week, I’ll be taking the bar. I can’t believe how intermittently fast and glacial a pace the past three years have gone. In less than a year I’ll have to be an adult with a full time job and full time responsibilities. How does a person even deal with the minutia of full time employment without having something like schooling to break it all up?

It’s kind of hard to put to words how it makes me feel. In the past, I’ve always looked forward to the next stage of life. New places, new people, new adventures. But each new stage was always apparent. From junior high to high school, high school to college, college to law school, suburban living to the city. I know life is not clean and doesn’t move neatly from level to level like an 80’s era video game, but the immediate future was always relatively easy to see the shapes of on the horizon. Post-grad and post-bar is like a cliff. I can’t see what’s over the edge, and it’s remarkably close.

I’m not scared. I also wouldn’t say I’m any more worried than is considered normal and healthy. Maybe I’m just at a loss and feeling like there’s no way to properly prepare for being imminently cast adrift.

In less than a year, I’ll be lawyer with a Tumblr - not a law student with a Tumblr.

In less than a year, all these people I’ve grown so close to in such a short time are going to disappear. This bothers me more than it ever did in undergrad and certainly more than it did in high school. This is the first time I’m anticipating losing people and caring about that fact.

In less than a year, the Bear will move out to the western part of the state and I will cry because we’ll be too busy for me ever really see him more than once or twice a year. In less than a year, my Law School Lady Friend will move back to the northern reaches of her home state and I will cry because I will likely only be able to see her a handful of times a year because she’ll be a full day’s drive away. In less than a year, the Manchild will move home and - more than the Bear and Law School Lady Friend - we will be separated by the most distance and the most fucked up personal history and I will cry because I don’t know if I’ll ever see him again.

I feel like Tom Hanks in Castaway as he just drifts on his raft. This is lame as hell. I’m gonna put this in the queue and take a lot of melatonin.