Wow! It has been a full 23 days since I did a blog post! I think that may be a new record for me. I guess I have some explaining to do …
I never intended to be away from my blog for so long. Blogging was always an outlet for me to escape the stress of law school. I didn’t intentionally start blogging when I started law school, but I guess that’s just how things overlapped. I started my blog and YouTube channel sometime in May about 3 years ago, but really got seriously about both once school started in August. So I’ve always relied on my blog and YouTube channel to be an escape from the stress and responsibility that comes with school.
Fast forward two years to my third year in law school. I had somehow managed to balance blogging, vlogging, and school. But my third year got the better of me. I extended a summer internship and for the first time started working during the school year. Adding work into the equation didn’t seem like that big of a commitment, but I didn’t anticipate the “growth” of my channel. I’m not saying I’m a “big deal” or YouTube famous (FAR from it!) but when you go from getting 5 comments per video to 50, or 100 views to 1000, it starts to become a little overbearing trying to keep up.
I felt like I was struggling to keep up in the fall, but nothing compared to what I would experience spring semester. I was working 3 days a week and had school 2 days a week. I was using Mondays to blog, film, and respond to comments and tweets. Then Tuesdays-Fridays were spent with work and school. Weekends were spent balancing time with my fiancé, friends and family and anything else that I needed to spend time on. What I didn’t anticipate was working on my masters thesis. In case you guys don’t know, I’m getting my Masters degree in addition to my JD, and had to write my masters thesis this semester. I didn’t anticipate just how much time and effort I would have to put into the research, writing and editing in order to earn my masters degree.
So I came to a point in March where something had to give … I had to drop one of the balls that I had been juggling for so long. I didn’t want to quit work because I loved working there. I couldn’t quit school because … well … its school. And my YouTube channel gives me a little extra money to play with each month (albeit its not much! but its become my nail polish fund). That left my blog.
School officially ended last night. I took my last final I’ll ever take and I turned in the last paper I’ll ever write. I finished my job because they couldn’t hire me once I graduated so I got a 2 part time jobs, which start in a few days. I don’t know how I feel about being finished with school, because it still doesn’t feel real. Once it sinks in that I’ll never again sit in a classroom, I’ll probably get slightly depressed because I can’t put off getting a real job anymore.
So now I finally have time to focus on my passion again! This is my passion, my outlet from stress and my escape from real life. I can finally start talking to you guys again on twitter and instagram. I can finally respond to the comments on blog posts and videos. And I can finally start enjoying the internet again. I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long and I’m sorry that I had to keep apologizing for that. Thank you all for your understanding, patience and support! I can’t even describe how much it means to me that even one of you has stuck around. Be prepared for an onslaught of posts as I’m going to be editing photos all day today!