Hi Guys! That GDLP life…

What I'd rather doing... Looking cute and eating. (Pic taken at Mt. Huangshan, Anhui, China)
What I’d rather be doing… Looking cute and eating. (Pic taken at Mt. Huangshan, Anhui, China)

So this is my first blog post, ever! Lets see how it goes and if I’m even as remotely interesting as Cacti to keep up posts. Not gonna lie, I have no idea what to write even though i have been wanting to have an ‘online journal’ for years now. I guess what sold me to this technological step (LEAP for me!) is the appeal of having a ¬†fun place where you can navigate back to points in time. To remember what it was that interested you at that specific time and maybe in some ways remind you of the person you were. For better or for worse! haha

First mental cleanser, I really need to dish out on the state of my unfocused mind now that uni is over. FOREVER. Well maybe not forever but I’d rather wear a fake Louis Vuitton bag for life than think of doing my Masters or picking up another Degree. My point is, for the first time in a long time, i just don’t want to do any of my GDLP work. For the past 5 years of my life, text books with font 5 writings have been the centre of my existence. My poor blind eyes. The only thing that kept me going through those 3am case material readings and pressure last minute essay submissions was my end date. That sweet day where I wrote my last sentence and put my pen down. It was Advanced Corporations Law. Remember it like it was yesterday! Technically it was only a few months ago so I shouldn’t have too much difficulty remembering. Regardless, I will never forget that fabulous moment.

And now, GDLP. For those not familiar with it, where i live, a law degree doesn’t make you a lawyer. There are practical training requirements in order to get admitted as a lawyer and practice law. Granted, its not like the excessive, depressing, I-have-no-life uni workload. However, Im struggling to motivate myself to complete the coursework required. My mind keeps saying, “But we finished! Go on youtube and watch FleurDeForce!”.

I guess it doesn’t help when working is a requirement also. And I definitely haven’t made it easy by undertaking my GDLP full-time and working full-time. But everyone I’ve met is in the same boat. Or struggling to get a placement and hoping to be as stressed out and as unorganised as ever if it means having a legal job to be able to satisfy all requirements and get admitted as a lawyer! Oh god. I don’t even want to get into how competitive it is to get into a law firm. Literal zoo.

It seems I just need to use some of that discipline my degree taught me so well! Definition of tough love by textbooks. Pegging those multiple 5kg books per subject at us would’ve resulted in the same but have been quicker… Here’s hoping to it getting easier. But more importantly, to me getting more organised! Wish me luck, its not acceptable to show at work after pulling an all nighter study session in my comfiest jeans and Minion sized bags under my eyes…

Until next time, xx.

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