Celebrating the 100 Day Mark!

This morning my boyfriend and I popped a celebratory bottle of champagne. While the champagne served a variety of celebrations, perhaps the most important to me was that today marks the 100 day anniversary of my blog!

It’s strange, though I haven’t completed any projects yet (I’m so close with Project 2!), I feel a sort of equilibrium shift. While I’ve always been very creative and indulged in projects, I’ve never felt so much focus and coordination. The blog, though it only reaches a small number of people, serves as a heavy motivator for me – I feel the itch when I haven’t posted for a few days and have nothing to show for it.

Anyway, I thought I’d take this opportunity to take a look at my projects and what I’ve accomplished so far and what sort of ripple effects this blog has had:

Project 1: CALI a Law School Class

I couldn’t have possibly predicted that for the first time in my academic career I wouldn’t get a GPA for the semester. Given the constant flux of our grading system, I’m not even sure if a CALI is possible this semester. If it is, my only hope is in my legal writing class. I worked so hard on that brief.

I don’t think it’s looking very good for me in my other classes honestly. Working from home has been difficult and I haven’t kicked it into high gear for exams. If I can pull it together for my property class, I may have a shot. More on this all later.

Project 2: Get Organized

Since my last update:

  • I’ve gone home to completely clean my childhood bedroom (something that didn’t even make the new list?? I’m not sure how I forgot to include this?).
  • I’ve decorated my living room by painting some end tables white and rearranging furniture. All in all, my feng shui is pretty balanced, so I’m digging my living room.
  • I finished cleaning my school e-mail, which marks the end of my e-mail journey. I’ve gone through around 20,000 e-mails in the past 100 days and I promise you, I’ll never let it get this bad again.
  • I completed the process of sorting my clothes, which led me to giving away my clothes. I like to donate my clothes, though donations are not being accepted locally right now from the virus, so I gave them all to my mother as she’s been cleaning their house and assembling items to be donated.

I’m getting so close, I can feel it. I’ve been so surprised at how revolutionary getting organized has become for me. I really thought it’d be a project without much to show, but oh was I wrong.

Project 3: Make a Cover Album

I’ve just recently jumped back into this one. I find my music-making process cannot be sparked by brute force and without inspiration I’m useless. It was a problem for me in my last albums as well. I’m not worried. I’m hoping once school let’s out I’ll have more time (and energy) to devote to it.

Project 4: Read 100 Classics

I’ll admit that I’ve begun to drag my feet on this one. After finishing Atlas Shrugged, I wanted a little time off. Those characters so thoroughly threw off my worldview I needed time to digest. I’ve since been crawling through Arabian Nights. I do hope to finish soon, but I’m not ashamed of my pace.

I’m so proud of reading 6 books in these 100 days. As a kid, I was an avid reader and throughout high school I worked at a bookshop. Yet the last book I read, before this project, was in 2015. College stopped me dead in my tracks. I’ve been so thankful to this project because it taught me that reading can always be done. Even with school readings, it’s possible to read for pleasure.

PS: Abbey has finished 3 books so far. She’s a chronic reader, so she’ll lap me in no time.

Project 5: Earn Scholarships

I just started this one last week. No new updates and no life-changing testimonials. Yet.

Project 6: Write a Book

I started this project four days ago, so I don’t have any updates. But one thing I will say is this project would never have happened if weren’t for the blog. This would have been a “stop being ridiculous, you can’t do this” project if not for the confidence I’ve managed to build.

All in all, I’m proud of myself for taking these steps to have put this out into the ether. As a future lawyer, I’ve always been a bit hesitant about oversharing (or even sharing for that matter) online. But I’m glad I did.

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