I feel ya. My son takes the VA bar next week, and I am consciously leaving him alone (of course my mom still calls him EVERY FREAKIN DAY to check up). He is very distractible too, so I don't want to give him the excuse.
I know you'll do well, though. I just do.
My family is completely leaving me alone. I figure I will call them all during the two-hour drive to Columbus on Monday and get their well-wishes.
Congrats on knowing nothing about civil procedure! That's fabulous!!
Keep on truckin! I fully expect to be at a superfun "celebrate passing the bar" party this year!
November. It's a long time to have to wait to find out....
Yes, it is. But really, that just gives us more time to plan the party :-)
(I had to wait two months for my exam results. It really sucked but I was busy enough that it wasn't at the forefront of my mind. I recommend that busy thing to keep yourself from dwelling.)
Oh, believe me, there will be plenty of busy - first vacation and then getting back into the swing of work, plus taming the jungle that my garden has become. And we really should paint inside come September. Plus getting back to riding my bike. (I stopped a few weeks ago because all I need is to take a spill and break my wrist!) I think I will be plenty busy!
It certainly sounds that way! Perhaps we can sneak in a social night as a means of fun distraction :-)
Good on you! I hope the motivation holds, and that the fear stays at that good, productive middle level that keeps you moving and alert but not so freaked out you can't think straight or make foolish mistakes.
Fingers are crossed, prayers being mumbled (which is making my co-workers look at me kinda funny), and positive intentions goin' out for you!
So far, it is. I'm still nervous enough to keep working (this is actually a break between topics), but I can sleep. I think if I manage to sleep the night before the test, I will start off at a huge advantage over a lot of people!
I know for me I've tended to do better when I've slept well the night before a test. It seems to buy me a great deal more than any other cramming or last-minute review. I've alos tended to spend the last 15-30 minutes right before the test doing stuff that's relaxing, if not fun. I got some awfully funny looks reading comic books before one of the last big ones! On the other hand, it's been very useful for being loose and having my head clear when the test itself begins.
My fingers remain crossed for you, my friend.
We are not allowed to bring magazines, newspapers, or any other written material into the room. No comic books for me!
Yeah, bummer too, because on the way out of town Ferrett stopped by the comic book store to pick up two month's worth of reserves (he's been too busy to get up there). So we have a whole pile of good comics to be read!
At least it'll give you something to do before you head over and after you're done for the day.
there's email, too! We have a room with wireless.
Sweet! Plus, you can keep up (at least a bit) with LJ...either for fun or to see how many people are pulling for you.
Fingers are still crossed....which is going to make kung fu tonight real interesting! ;}
Mostly braindead, so not a lot of LJ reading!
No breaking fingers! LOL!
Oh, I don't know. I could always work on developing the secret, long-lost Shaolin "Cracked Finger" style! ;}
well let me say Good Luck
because there's nothing more encouraging or helpful than a complete stranger wishing someone luck on the internet.
Hey, I'll take it all at this point!
I'm pulling for you. I swear it.
Thanks. I love me some Aeryn.
And thanks for the good wishes.
Hurrah for CivPro! Hang in there! *best cheerleader* Rah!!!
Good for you, finding motivation after all the long haul you've been through so far!
I do this on a minor scale when superego tells id "you don't have to clean everything, just fill the sink with water and soap and then you can go play!" Works every time. "Well, while the water's still hot, why don't you just use the brush to rinse the loose stuff off?" "Well, hell, the job's so easy now, why don't you just rinse them and pop them in the dishwasher?"
Tearsofaclown and I will both be rooting for you to do a fantabulous job on the bar exam!! You go,girl!!
Yeah, I do that, too. My newest trick is little page flags: "We just have to finish reading through this one more time to flag all the places that require final run-throughs! And then we will only have to look at the flagged pages after this! Won't that be great?!" Seems to be working.
Glad that your fear is at just the right level -- enough to get you moving but not so much as to paralyze you.