So law school is now officially and completely over. I've wrapped things up at the office and am now on leave until the end of July so I can dedicate myself full time to preparing for and passing the bar exam.
This is also the first time in about 4 years that I'll (hopefully) have enough time to actually put some effort into taking care of myself. Thus Operation: Swashbuckle has now been officially launched, with the double-pronged goals of (1) blowing the scurvy bar exam out of the water; and (2) returning to proper swashbuckling from.
14 hours into it, we're doing pretty good. I got up early practiced lifting heavy cannonballs and swinging from chandeliers with cutlass clenched between my teeth for over an hour. I then cleaned up an wandered over to my bar review class, which has wisely chosen to locate itself right here in Lex-Ham. We didn't actually talk about any substantive law today - just about the test format. So far I'm only 2% panicked at the thought of having to churn out 6 essays, a legal drafting exercise, and answer 200 multiple choice questions under serious time constraints. I expect that number to rise as the test gets closer.
In furtherance Operation: Swashbuckle, I'm finally going to get a decent bike and start pedalling like a mad man. It's no pirate ship, but it'll have to do while I'm landlocked.
I'll keep y'all updated.