Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday is "Getting By" Day.

Getting By: skating by; doing enough to say I'm doing something

As you can tell, I'm not exactly full of funny stories on the blog these days. I'd like to say there is a good reason for it, other than law school, but there is not.

Don't get me wrong, law school is a VERY good reason. Sometimes I don't think people realize how serious of a commitment it is in the blog world. There are very few doctorate students in the blog world and there are reasons for that. The biggest one being is lack of time. It is a huge deal to get one's doctorate. Most of the people who are going for their doctorate have thought about nothing else for awhile.

When others were dreaming about being moms (which by the way is a large population in the blog world), we were dreaming about being in courtrooms and offices and classrooms and operating rooms.

I want to be a mom. In fact, it is one of the things that pushes me through school because when I'm finished I get to get started on that process.

And it also doesn't mean that I'm not rooting for all the moms in the blog world. In fact, I'm really starting to get very excited for y'all. This is your dream coming true. One of the best experiences that we as women get to experience is the miracle of childbirth.

BUT, law school for me is my dream coming true. It is something that I've wanted from a very young age.

So when people in the blog world don't get excited for a doctorate student (ME!!) in the same way that I get excited for them about their babies, it hurts. 

Plain and simple. It's about the Golden Rule.

I may step on toes for saying all of this, but it's true.

I've been meaning to talk about this for awhile. There is just no easy way to say it.

Getting a doctorate takes a ton of commitment just like having a family does.

And when it gets pushed to the side, I just can't help it.

My feelings get hurt so much so I've considered walking away from this place.

That should say something major because I love the blog world and the people in it. 

So if I am just getting by in the blog world for a bit, y'all know why.

I promise I have quite a few stories to tell...just not a lot of time to do it right now. 

Happy Wednesday.


Lil' Woman said...

I'll be here whenever you get back in your groove....I can't imagine how hard it is getting your doctorate with everything else in life to deal with, I am amazed by you girl :) Good luck love.

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Sam, you should be sooooo proud of yourself for all you've accomplished - it is not an easy task to get accepted to law school and on top of that I can't imagine where you find the time to blog! I struggle with it and I've got loads of free time :)

So, I am officially putting this out there...I AM PROUD OF YOU!!!

And as much as I love reading about people's pregnancies, weddings and babies...I think we're closer to the same genre because I haven't entered that phase yet. I love reading your blog - especially your Monday Mumblings :)

Kara said...

I know how much time it takes. I also understand your frustration about all the mommy bloggers who often don't show enough joy about the non-mommy lives and happenings. We non-kid people have lots going on too!

Lucy Marie said...

I hope I haven't made you feel this way. I AM so excited for you ... reaching your goals and achieving this dream for yourself. I know that grad school is a big deal (although I certainly didn't get as far as you).

You are amazing and wonderful and smart. You go girl.

Laura said...

You know my thoughts and feelings, I think, as we've discussed this...but I am incredibly proud of you. I can only imagine how much work and dedication that takes. You are a dedicated lady, and you should be proud...but know that so many of us are as well! least I am. So, know that and love it. ;) <3

Gina said...

I LOVE school. I am a huge nerd like that. Not that you are a nerd. But, uh, yeah. What I meant to say was keep the posts comin'!

brown eyed girl said...

Amen. I know exactly how you're feeling on all counts. And I'm proud of you for going after your dreams!

I hope you're doing okay and that your groove comes back me if you need anything, I got your back, Mrs. L1!


Brittany said...

You are going to be a fabulous lawyer and should be so proud of yourself!! This school process is so difficult and takes so much dedication. I wish you all the best and can't wait to "watch" you through this process!

Susannah said...

Awww girl, I'm super proud of you and Kelly! When I was getting my masters and teaching, I wasn't even married and blogging didn't exist-and I was swamped! I dont know how you do it all!

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