My orientation days are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. I've been through two days of orientation so far. After I got home on both days I went straight to bed. I'm just emotionally exhausted and stressed out.
Yes, I'm so stressed out that instead of reading, I'm blogging. I know that's not unusual. I don't know how many times I've read, "I should be studying for finals, I should be reading, I should be...." I can at least take some comfort in that, I suppose.
I've bought the wrong books twice - once from the bookstore, once from Amazon. *sigh* That's not helping my stress level. I'm not used to having to buy books from the bookstore, I'm used to knowing what to get in advance and getting it from Amazon and saving a TON.
Orientation has been okay. I've met only *one* person from my section, though. All the C section (ha ha!) people I've hung out with are really nice. It seems as if law school is composed of guys and tan, blonde haired girls.
We have classes with our LRW profs during orientation, so I've met one of my profs. Prof LRW seems nice, relaxed and funny. I even answered one of his questions. I was going to write it down so that I could share it with y'all, but I told myself, "Certainly I won't forget this momentous occasion." Certainly I did less that ten minutes later.
I'm glad that I read about briefing during the summer, because we didn't really go into it in detail. I wish they'd show us something about outlining. I'm not sure how detailed or general to be, only that I need to do it!
So to combat my anxiety, I'm going to put clean sheets on the bed and go for a run. I'm going to put all my law school books on a shelf in the library, just like I did in undergrad, pulling off only the book I need for the next hour.
There's a couple of links I need to add to the 1L advice list. Maybe I'll do that later and actually go read some of them. I know they say to just relax. Maybe that word will sink into my thick, anxiety addled skull. Relax. R-E-L-A-X
I see that I haven't talked a lot about orientation. Maybe I'll do that on one of my study breaks later today. When I do that, I'll be able to discuss the new zen mind I will have developed.