Day 91 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Was High School Like For Me?

Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Education and Career category and the card says, “Describe a typical day from your high school experience.”

For me, a typical day in high school was to wake up, go to school, come home and do homework. There were times where I would be in an after school activity like a music group or a sports team, but my days were typically just going to school and coming home.

I wasn’t invited often to hang out with other people after school so I would usually just hang out at home. So yeah, for me, High school was just, go to school, go to church, go home. Not all that exciting, but a lot of people’s lives in high school aren’t that exciting I think. Movies and Television have just led to a skewed perception as well as nostalgia.

Day 86 of 100 Days of Blogging, What’s the Best Job I’ve Ever Had?

Good morning and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Education and Career category, and the card says, “Write about the best job you’ve ever had.”

Well, I’d have to say that would be the job I had before going into the Legal field, namely being a Barnes and Noble bookseller. That job was a great one because of my coworkers there.

I had some amazing coworkers while I was working at Barnes and Noble and whenever one would leave was almost always a bit of a sad time. They were really supportive especially when I would talk about my time at law school.

I also really liked helping people find things that they were looking for while I was there. It was great to be able to take them directly to what they needed. It was also great to be able to take them to a book that I would recommend for them and have them pick it up and purchase it because I knew they would like it.

So there we go, so far that is the best job I’ve had.

Day 80 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Do People Say I Can’t Do?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Education and Career category, and the card says, “What do people say you can’t do?”

Interesting question, mainly because I don’t always know what people say about me, but there was one instance where a former boss of mine told me that I didn’t have what was needed in order to be a prosecutor. She said that I didn’t have the fire and push needed to be a prosecutor. She also said that I didn’t have the business skills needed to be a private defense attorney.

But I’m just complaining about a former boss, which isn’t the best thing to do, least of all because it’s not smart to dwell on the past like that.

Anyway, I don’t usually think what people say I can’t do because I’m not there we they say it I think. At least, most people don’t do it to my face so I don’t think about it. It’s not some high and mighty idea of not thinking about it, it’s more that I just don’t know about it.

Either way, that’s what I have to say about that.

Day 74 of 100 Days of Blogging, If I Could Go Back, What Would I Like to Change About My Education?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Education and Career category and the card asks, “If you could go back, what would you like to change about your education?”

For me, and I’m not afraid to admit this, I would like to go back and change how I did homework and my poor study habits in high school. I don’t know if that would have meant going to a different school, or just buckling down and learning how to actually study for a test and do homework on time, but that would be the biggest help for me to change my education.

The only issue with that though, is that I might not have wound up as a lawyer and instead would have wound up as a civil engineer, like I originally was going to do with my life. It was failing my classes in Community College and getting placed on Double Academic Probation that led me to switching my major and deciding to transfer to William Jessup and eventually going to law school rather than going into civil engineering.

And I’m not sure that I’d be happier as a civil engineer than I would be as a lawyer. I like helping people, and my classmates at law school have been the greatest asset I could have in my journey through life and through law school. I learned a lot from them, at times even more than what I learned from my teachers.

So if I could change anything about my education? It would be that, but I’m not sure I would actually go through with it.

Day 68 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Talent Would I Most Like to Have?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Education and Career category, and the card asks, “What talent would you most like to have? What would you do with it?”

I would most like to be able to draw. I’d like to be able to take the things I describe in my books and be able to put them on paper so that people can get a better feeling for what I’m saying.

I would love to be able to make fun drawings to go with my stories, and to make them come just that little bit more alive.

So that is a talent I wish I had and what I would do with it.

Day 62 of 100 Days of Blogging, Who Do I Envy Professionally?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Education and Career category, and the card says, “What 3 people in your life do you envy professionally? Why and do you notice any patterns?”

This is an interesting question, because I can’t immediately think of anyone that I envy, as in I wish I had their status professionally, except for like, my parents.

And really, the pattern there is that they’re set in their careers and have steady jobs where they’re not likely to be let go at a moment’s notice. But like, I realize that I’m not going to hit that for a while as I’m just starting out in my career. There’s a process to these things, and if you expect to go into your career thinking that you’re going to be in the corner office with a secretary, well, you’re either delusional or you’re getting a job at daddy’s company, and there’s more issues with that that are outside the scope of this blog post.

Day 56 of 100 Days of Blogging, Am I Happy With My Current Work-Life Balance?

Good morning and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s card comes to us from the Education and Career Category and the card says, “Are you happy with your current work-life balance? If not, what would balance look like for you?”

So, interesting tidbit about me. I’ve mentioned it before but I’m preparing for the California Bar Exam being proctored on *mumbled dates* sometime later this year and as such I do not currently have a job beyond that. And in regards to that I think I have a great work-life balance since I’m staying at home while studying and hanging out with my parents.

Also, there’s a pandemic going on, so I can’t exactly go out anywhere with anyone.

So I can’t really say that I’m happy or unhappy with my work-life balance because technically I’m not working, but with how I’m studying for the Bar Exam I’m actually doing a pretty good job.

Day 50 of 100 Days of Blogging, Halfway there and What Could I Do Today That Would Make My Work Life Easier?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today is Day 50 which means we’re halfway through this series! Today’s question comes to us from the Education and Career category and the card says, “What’s one action you could take today that would make your work life easier?”

Well, I could go back into one of my rants about single decisions affecting an entire life/career, but I’ll think I’ll spare you from that. So instead, I’ll talk about learning to “eat the frog”.

Essentially, at least from what my brother told me, “eating the frog” means that if you have an unenviable task ahead of you during the day, you should just get it over with. Otherwise you’ll just spend your day worrying about that task you have to do that you don’t want to. The point is to get it done and over with.

So there we go, the one thing I can do to help me in my career today.

Day 44 of 100 Days of Blogging, What’s the Best Career Compliment I’ve Ever Received?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Education and Career category and the card states, “What’s the best career compliment you’ve ever received? Describe the situation.”

So, for me I’m going to talk less about the situation because I don’t have one single situation that has been my best career compliment for me to describe. But in all honesty, the best career compliment I’ve ever gotten was that people have responded to me saying that I want to go into Civil Rights law that they can definitely see me doing that.

Which for me is the best compliment I could get because that means that people can look at me and know me and come to the same conclusion that I have about what I want to do with my career and say “Yes, that looks like what you should do with your life. Fighting for other people is exactly what you should be doing.”

Which is always good. I want to help people and fight for them, and to have people say “You can do that.” is an amazing thing.

Day 38 of 100 Days of Blogging, What’s One Skill I’ve Always Wanted to Pick Up?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s card comes to us from the Education and Career category, and the card says “What’s one skill you’ve always wanted to pick up? Why?”

I would have to say that one skill I’ve always kinda wanted to pick up would be to be able to draw, or do any kind of visual art. I’ve always been amazed at what people can do to with just a piece of paper and something as innocuous as a pen. Or colored pencils for that matter. I’ve seen some amazing pictures done with nothing but some colored pencils.

I also very rarely take pictures or videos when I’m out and about and I think it would probably be a better idea to try to do that more often, if only to document my life for later to remember it and share with loved ones later.

So there we go, a skill that I’ve always wanted to pick up and why.