Saturday, September 18, 2010

Random Law School Update 14

Last Locations:
Mexico City, MX
Arrival Date: August 1, 2010
Departure Date: August 6, 2010

Tucson, AZ
Arrival Date: August 6, 2010
Departure Date: August 17, 2010

Washington, DC
Arrival Date: August 17, 2010
Departure Date: September 2, 2010

Allentown, PA; Bethlehem, PA; Woodbourne, NY; Philadelphia, PA
Arrival Date: September 2, 2010
Departure Date: September 6, 2010

Current Location: Washington, DC
Arrival Date: September 6, 2010
Departure Date: Unknown

Next Location: Unknown

I wanted to start this update weeks ago by expressing my gratitude to my co-workers, friends and strangers in Mexico City who made my summer internship rich and unique and special. Thank you for sharing your lives, intelligence, kindness and enthusiasm with me. I am very lucky.

I wish I had written more updates this past month. I have been feeling inarticulate lately and have been discouraged by the way my words look on paper. I have found myself more inclined to just take photos.

I left Mexico City to fly home to Tucson for what seemed like forever, focusing on my health, my new macrobiotic diet, acupuncture, and family. As much as I love being home, 12 days may be too much time for Tucson. It is a place more for relaxing than for doing, and I am a doer.

Being back in DC has been great. Many of my favorite people live here and I have been making more time to spend with them. Law school is busy as law school tends to be, but I find the challenge of keeping a tight schedule rewarding. I am happy here.

Jon came out over labor day and we drove north for the long weekend. The weekend started with me breaking my month-long sugar fast and indulging in a mini-cake from Vegan Treats at their bakery in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It ended with me realizing that I am (as anticipated) probably not a big fan of yoga retreats. I am generally tolerant of ego and generally tolerant of spiritual enlightenment, but I draw the line at ego marketed as spiritual enlightenment. The place we went to was called Sivananda. It was in a pretty setting, nestled up in the Catskills of upstate New York. Unfortunately, most of the photos from the weekend were lost with Jon's camera and computer when his bags were stolen out of his rental car the night before he headed back to Salt Lake.

Other recent events have included Early Interview Week (EIW), which is a form of on campus interviewing where law firms form all over the country, and sometimes abroad, come the week before classes start to conduct thousands of 20-minute interviews - in hotel rooms, with beds (awkward). It can best be described as speed dating for a job. Most people hate it, but I found the whole thing highly amusing and pretty fun.

Last weekend was the DC VegFest, which is the best celebration of vegetarian food in DC. It takes place at my alma mater each year and attracts many wonderful vegan vendors, and more importantly, many wonderful vegan friends.

The important and exciting things school-wise this year include: classes, my internship at the Humane Society, and my role as Co-President of the Georgetown Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF). Other things on my schedule include: gym time, finding a summer internship, preparing macrobiotic meals for myself, and spending more time with my friends. I am, as always, seeking balance between these things.

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