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Keep calm and carry on!



This week is crazy busy I don't actually know where to start. I have quite a few work deadlines I'm working to, I'm moving rooms in my shared house tonight and i'm trying to fit exercise between all of this. Not much I can do really but get on with it one thing at a time, but it is easier said than done. I'm arranging and rearranging group sessions, trying to sort out transport for the London to brighton bike ride I'm doing in a couple of weeks and trying not to think about the boundary run I've signed up for tomorrow that I haven't done not nearly enough training for. But I'm going to do it and i'm going to do everything else and probably have a rest and massive slice of cake when it's all over.

I think I am one of those people who works fairly well under pressure and a colleague once said to me (a formed boss actually) he would always ask the busiest person to do something for him as he then knew it would get done and that logic kind of makes sense.

When I first started CtGF I had in my head an imagined or ideal way that I thought things would pan out, this included loads of planned group sessions, cycling everyday and daily blog posts. Well ideal is one thing but life does get in the way and things happen that you have to react to and deal with and you have to get on with them, which actually is good training for incorportating exercise into your life, you have to work it around and fit it into your normal life which can be hard and busy but you do it and hopefully it will eventually reward you. These rewards are very personal, for me exercise clears my head and makes me feel more in control and energised and does wonders for my sleep. For other people it gives them confidence and makes them feel better about themselves, for you who knows? Answers below.

Back to work for me now, but i'll be down the gym at lunch on the bike clocking up those last minute miles, probably writing a list at the same time.

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 5



Can anyone get the light switches in Freeman to work? It seems to me they only display the light all the while you're pressing down on the button and this results in me, sitting in darkened rooms, looking like something from a horror show, or someone about to top themselves. Seriously, legitimate question, if anyone has mastered this, I could use a hand! This week saw the second official deadline of the GDL and, by some fresh level of hell I am on the cusp of the first exam. Seriously, where is time going? It's always difficult with a multiple choice-r as, you don't want to underestimate the enemy, bring no ammuntion (in the form of revision) and get your arse well and truly kicked by something everyone deemed as "so simple." Yet, with a schedule as tight as mine, I have no desire to waste copius hours on something that turns out to be, precisely that simple. Decisions, decisions...

   Deadlines for scholarships and a Bar school viewing are also on the horizon which is frankly terrifying. At the moment my answer to 'the quality that make me a good candidate for the bar...' is resillience. If a cockroach can live for something like 9 days without a head, I reckon a bar student can do the same. Living off of stolen sleep and far too many microwave meals in the GDL room proves this fact, I have now been without a functioning brain for approximately 7 weeks. Nevertheless, I don't think the cockroach analogy is really what the Inner Temple was going for so, I will have to reconsider that one.

   The other worry is the speedy approach of Christmas. Now, I always knew Christmas in the conventional sense was well and truly cancelled this year due to exams and dissertation and the like, however, it is now more cancelled than ever given the fact that I've been given an (albeit awesome) work experience, which means a London commute everyday in the only slightly more relaxed week I had. If I survive to the new year, I will have done well, and I will book a holiday, somewhere far away and sunny. Until then, I have a Public seminar to prep...


PS: Is this blog starting to sound like Bridget Jones' diary? Only without the men or the cigarette counter?