Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous Diwali! May your lives be filled with light, hope and positivity 🙂
I understand I haven’t written anything here for a while. Some explanations (not excuses!)
- I did become half of a lawyer by giving another set of semester exams.
- I took up another writing assignment – a piece of short fiction which then turned out of be a lot longer that I initially thought it would be. I can multitask but my OCD isn’t letting me even consider any writing till I finish that. I have another 5 parts to write down after which I’ll be free to write for this blog as I please. Which is quite often.
No more fiction writing for me.. at least nothing that is anything longer than really short fiction. It’s exhausting and my brain gallops while my fingers trot which is frustrating.
Thanks for bearing with me!
And have a fantastic year ahead. Much love 🙂
PS – Until then, watch this video that will totally make your day:
Sorry about being totally MIA this past month. I had some legit reasons though:
- I participated in a moot court competition. I kicked ass. It was awesome. Law student pheelz just got super real.
- My stomach kicked my ass. I was down with gastroenteritis for a whole week. All better now 🙂
- I was disappointed about not completing my 2015 Goodreads challenge. So I plan to target reading an average of 3 books a month this year (minus exam months). So far I’m on track – 2.5 books down in Jan.
- I recently bought a new iPad. So I spent more time fiddling with it and my laptop was largely ignored. That means less typing. That means no blogging.
- I like lists of 5. So…
On a totally different note –
One of my judges in the Moot Court asked me an interesting question. He asked me what I found most fascinating during my research for the case. I cannot remember exactly how I answered that one, since it was one of the 50000000 questions he threw my way (To my credit, I must have answered well. He gave me a fabulous feedback.)
But his question got me thinking. What did I find most fascinating ?
One of the many reasons I love the law is because it holds answers. It holds solutions. There is solid text which sets the ground rules. It sets principles. I can refer to it anytime a question arises and it will point me in the right direction.
What happened during my research for this competition was the total opposite. I did not find answers in the law. My solution lay in my problem – in the facts. The only thing I could use to my advantage was my version of the facts. Nothing written in any statute could do for me what that could.
Does this change my perspective of the law? Not change… broaden, perhaps. Does this make me question my motivations? No… it does make me introspect though. Does it make my rethink my decision? Absolutely not. If anything, I think I am more fascinated than ever before. Because I felt most independent when I came to that earlier realisation.
While I’m sure that’s not the norm – and more often than not I will have to turn to the words of the law to find what I need, but I still learned something wonderful. That I can work with what I have in hand and that will show me how to get to where I want to be.
It’s the kind of kick you get when you crack an important clue in a crossword puzzle. Or you begin to see that rubik’s cube finally come together. It isn’t completely solved yet and there are many more steps to take. But each of those steps is fascinating and full of discoveries. It’s wonderful.
Rant over. Kthanksbye!
1. From a somewhat part time employed person, I am now a full time law student
2. I got through one law college and was happy and started classes. 4 weeks later I found out that I made it to another college which was better and also significantly closer to where I live. So I withdrew my admission from the earlier one and joined the new one.
3. I came to love law in class and hate it during exams
4. I found myself rather lost and friendless for some very long weeks. Then I decided to stop whining and enjoy what I did have. And eat a lot of chocolates while at it.
5. Read Ashok Banker’s Ramayana series [over 4000 pages in total!] and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rama is awesome but Hanuman is awesome-er. Bas.
Currently, I am preparing for my Semester exams and am (understandably?) quite miserable. I haven’t studied very much and have memorised nothing at all.
I am here to ask my readers to wish me luck and promise that I’ll be back with posts once my exams are over [they end on 2nd November]
Till then, take care and have fun!