Tag Archives: New Year

2020 Goals

Keeping it simple this year. And every year. 

  • Read more books than last year
  • Graduate 
  • Get a job

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? 

A Decade of Change

The last decade saw me from my sophomore year in high school to 3L year in law school! 

No photo description available.

Image may contain: 4 people, including Amy Buchmeyer, people smiling (Sorry, Anna, we replaced you with Devin.)

What a fun adventure it has been! Thank you all for being part of it ❤ 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, peoples! Thank you for being part of my 2018. 😊

New Years Resolution

[Sorry for those who saw this cross posted on Facebook. I have been writing all day and feel uninspired.]

Brain: So, what’s the New Years Resolution this year?
Heart: Read more books.
Brain: Right, that was the resolution last year. We definitely accomplished that. Let’s try something harder.
Heart: Read 300 books.
Brain: Um, that seems excessive. What about learning a new language, or keeping the sock drawer organized? 
Heart: Books.
Brain: You know, I think that was our resolution two years ago too.
Heart: Books.
Brain: And probably the year before that. And the year before that. Heck, have we EVER had a different resolution?
Heart: Read all the books.

…Well, I tried.


Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting and text

Care Packages and Friends Far Away

I have not taken the transition from “working adult with paycheck” to “student with no paycheck” well. I miss the freedom and flexibility consistent money brought. I especially miss random trips to visit my friends far away. 

My best friends have always lived far away from me. In high school, they stretched across the United States. Now they stretch across the world. I often complain about the isolation of Madison, but I have never  consistently lived near my closest friends so I suppose it is an odd thing to say. I think the reality of the isolation, however, is that I can’t visit them like I want. Or even pretend I am going to visit them. And also I feel like I’m always talking about school…

But despite my limited scope of conversation (or because of it?), my friends have really been amazing at sending packages in the mail to remind me I am loved.  From care packages shipped from Montana and North Carolina to Christmas gifts from Tennessee and Korea to visits from Iowa (and even friends in Wisconsin), I am reminded how loved I am. 

This isn’t as eloquent a post as I would like, and it doesn’t even begin to touch on how much my family has done for me this year, but I want to give a fervent thank you to my friends near and far. Being a law student is hard and not fun, but I am reminded daily of the network of people who care about me and who will continue caring regardless if I live near or far. I love and miss you all! Thank you for making 2018 a year worth smiling over.