Day 99 of 100 of Days of Blogging, What’s My Happiest Childhood Memory?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Life Category and the card asks, “What’s your happiest memory from your childhood?”

For me, it would be a series of memories because I don’t have a single one, and each series involves a different parent.

The first one I’ll talk about is my Dad. Throughout my childhood he was the coach of my t-ball teams, and was at every single one of my sporting events when I made the team in school. He also went on every single overnight field trip I went on until high school. Having him around for all of that was some of the best memories I have of my childhood.

From my Mom, it’s less about specific things she did and more about everything she did for me. She went from a job that she absolutely loved to one that she still loved, but not like the one she had because she wanted to spend more time with my brother and I. Additionally, she has always been available for me and loving. Her cooking and her care have always been the best parts of my life.

So for me, it’s less about one childhood memory, and more the series of memories with my parents.

Day 97 of 100 Days of Blogging, What is My Ideal Weekend?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Life category and the card says, “Describe your ideal weekend.”

Well, for me that would involve a lot of reading and a lot of good food and beverages. I would wake up on Saturday morning and spend my morning reading and catching up on things I’d missed throughout the week on video services and stuff like that.

I’d make sure I had plenty of good tea and other beverages, as well as some good food.

I’d also in the evening probably watch a movie or something like that.

Sunday morning would involve church in the morning, and then if there were any sports on I’d probably watch them as well.

And then I’d finish out the weekend with a good dinner and then going to sleep.

There we go, my ideal weekend.

Day 94 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Do I Want My Legacy to Be?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Life category and the card says, “What do you want your legacy to be?”

To quote Lin-Manuel Miranda (probably quoting someone else), “What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden that you don’t get to see.” So while I do have things I want to be a part of my legacy, I ultimately have no choice in what my legacy is.

But ultimately, what I want my legacy to be is for me to be a lawyer who fought for the little guy and the underdog, an author that brought joy to people, and a Christian that did his best to love people and show them the love of Jesus and followed his commands the best he could.

I would also want to be remembered as someone who loved his family and cared for those close to him. Someone that people knew they could rely on when they needed help. I would want to be known as someone who cared, ultimately.

But like I said above, ultimately I’m not the arbiter of my legacy, those that tell the story of my life after I’m gone are the ones that determine my legacy.

Day 90 of 100 Days of Blogging, How Do I Define Success?

Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Which means that we’re ten days away from the end of this series. Of course I’ll still be blogging, but probably not every day like I have been. Today’s question comes to us from Life category and the card asks, “How do you define success, and how will you know when have it?”

For me, success is less about money and how high I can get on life’s “high score board” and more about how much I can help people in my life and how much I’ve improved as a person.

Because that’s how it should be, you should try to improve society for the good of everyone, and you should try to help people wherever you can. Additionally, you should always be trying to improve as a person, because that’s how we’ll improve as a society, when each of us works to improve ourselves and make ourselves more compassionate and kind people we’ll have a better society.

So there we go that’s what success would be to me.

Day 85 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Does My Perfect Day Look Like?

Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Life category, and the card asks, “What does you perfect day look like?”

I’m going to assume that in this “perfect day” I’m doing my dream job or money is otherwise no object.

Well, for me, the perfect day starts out with either a full workout or a walk around my neighborhood, and then flows into my morning hygiene routine. After that, I have breakfast with a cup of tea, with honey depending on what type of tea I’m having, and then I do some writing. Whether or not that would be for the blog or for a book that I’m writing to be published doesn’t matter, I’m doing some writing.

After lunch, I would probably do some reading as the best writers are also voracious readers and I want to get back to my reading habits that I had before law school at some point. I would also get some writing done if I had an idea come to me.

In the evening would be dinner and television or movie watching and news catch up from throughout the day.

So there we go, if money were no object this would be my perfect day.

Day 79 of 100 Days of Blogging, What is Keeping Me Up at Knight?

Good morning and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Life category and the car asks, “What is keeping you up at night?”

Well, I guess we can just look around at the world right now you know? There’s rising fascism in America with unmarked federal agents making people disappear in Portland, with promises of it happening in other major U.S. cities, there’s a massive pandemic that the Federal government in the United States is refusing to do anything about besides going, “What if we just, let poor people die?”

And on top of all of that, there’s the bar exam happening in October! A stressful enough time as it is, but with everything else on top of that it’s just a massive ball of stress and adrenaline. The fear of failing the bar exam is what keeps me up at night the most if we’re being honest, and it’s probably the most stressful thing in my life.

So there we go, the things that are keeping me up at night.

Day 73 of 100 Days of Blogging, If I Wasn’t Concerned About Other People, Would I Be Doing?

Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Life category and the card asks, “If you weren’t concerned with what other people thought, what would you like to be doing with your life?”

This is interesting, because I’m not sure that either of the two things I’ve mentioned that I like doing are things that people necessarily look down on. Except for being a novelist since everyone thinks that being creative is something that anyone can do as opposed to something that takes a lot of work and skill and practice.

Though I guess if by “what other people thought” we meant something that’s typically not appreciated enough, there was a time where I thought about being a professor in college of some kind, but academic life is under appreciated and I also didn’t want to be in school for essentially the rest of my life.

Either way though, I don’t really know if there’s anything I would be doing if I didn’t care what other people thought.

Day 67 of 100 Days of Blogging, What’s My Earliest Memory?

Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Life category and the card says “Describe your earliest memory.”

This is interesting because if there’s anything I’ve learned about memories is that the more you remember a memory, the more you change it so that it gets to the point where your memory might not be remotely similar to what someone else remembers about the event, let alone what actually happened.

Anyway, interesting discussion of memory aside, the earliest memory that I can think I remember is when I was really young. I was with my Gram on the hide-a-bed in the family room of my childhood home and the hide-a-bed tried to fold itself back into the couch that it was a part of while we were on it.

I think I was like, four years old at the time or something like that, but that’s the earliest memory that I can conjure up in my brain.

Day 61 of 100 Days of Blogging, Where Have I Been Getting Distracted in Life?

Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Life category, and the card says, “Where have you been getting distracted in life?”

Ooh, boy. I definitely need to be better about making sure that I don’t get distracted during Bar Prep. It is so easy to get distracted since Bar Prep is exceedingly tedious and is a rehash of what I’ve learned before.

Additionally, it’s so easy these days to get distracted. There’s a million streaming services that call for our attention, as well as social media and various games and stuff around the house that conveniently needs to be done.

But, I do have the support of my family and friends to try to keep me on track because it is super important that I pass this test to get my license so I can continue on with my career and become the lawyer I know I can be.

Day 55 of 100 Days of Blogging, What’s Something From My Past That I’m Thankful I Gave Up On?

Good morning and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Life category and the card says, “What’s something from your past that you’re thankful you gave up on? Why?”

Well, this one is easy for me. I gave up on becoming an engineer early on in my college career. And while it was a good idea at the time, it turned out that I wasn’t ready for college course work and wound up failing a few courses in my first year.

However, what that allowed me to do was to pivot to History as my major and eventually getting into the Law as my profession. I also wouldn’t have met my amazing law school classmates without giving up on my Civil Engineering dreams. While I’m sure I would’ve made friends in my Civil Engineering classes, I feel like I made better friends in my law school classes. Especially since I had most of the same classmates in each of my classes, only gaining or losing classmates due to falling grades or transfers into or out of the school.

And honestly I would go to bat for all of my classmates and I’m sure that any of them would do the same for me or any one of us.

So that’s why I’m grateful I pivoted from Civil Engineering to History and eventually Law. I’ve met some great people and have a career I’m extremely looking forward to.