do i have to study for the lsats now

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So first things first - a few notes
I have recently decided to put my LSAT on hold until my final grades have been released, so that I can make a more informed decision as to whether or not to pursue law school. In the interim, I have decided to shuffle slightly into IT/CS and take up some study of UX Design, Data Analystics and Machine Learning. This was a decision made in part in preparation for my niche in graduate school, but also on the basis that even if I do not ultimately pursue academia, they would nonetheless be very exciting fields in the upcoming years. I’ve been looking forward to these areas for a while now, so I’m quite excited about it! I have actually spent a fair amount of time on studying for the LSAT, so it seems like a waste - but I’m a firm believer of not falling victim to the sunk cost fallacy. I’d like to think that this new found motivation in my personal life might offer me greater incentive to return to studygramming/blring, but even if not, I’m glad to have gotten myself out of the rut.

That’s also not really all. Recently I made a move to try and enter the video game industry; I have always enjoyed video games, but I have never taken the idea that I could be writing them seriously, until a recent opportunity came about. I don’t know what will come out of it, but I’m taking a wait-and-see approach.

In other news, a maison kayser opened up near my home so I’ve been hitting it up in recent times.

Hey Taylor, just a little life update.

So I’ve just come off of summer break and I spent the entire summer working at PwC which is one of the worlds largest accounting firms. I had a blast there during the internship and for the first time in my life felt like my career was finally falling into the right places. Everyone at work knew I loved you and your music because on a daily basis I’d get told to turn my headphones down because the entire team can hear me listening to OOTW Tour Version. It was such a good summer and the people around me only encouraged me to pursue my passions of potentially moving out to the west cost or maybe even to London to start work in Law doing contract defense and formations.

But this amazing summer didn’t come without the biggest surprise of my life. My parents found out that I was gay and everything changed in an instance. Because I come from such a conservative country they immediately told me that I was wrong in every single way possible. A lot has changed in my personal life because of that. I’m currently the happiest I’ve ever been because I’m living my best and true life but everyone in my family is categorically against it. If I used to listen to your music a lot before, I listen to it more now because it’s the one stable force I still have to rely upon and you as my idol keep reminding me why I’ve gone to school and want to achieve everything I have ever imagined. I truly try to emulate your business choices on a daily basis.

From here forward I’m looking to go to Law School so I will be studying for my LSATs over winter break so hopefully I do well. My top schools are Georgetown, Stanford, UChicago, Columbia and London School of Economics. I’m finishing up School in May and will be taking a little time off to travel if I have the money before returning and spending the rest of Summer passing a few parts of the CPA exam. I’m excited for reputation because I finally I have new music to help me study…. or to distract me from it altogether.

I love you and I hope to see you soon buddy. Keep living your best life!!

When the "PSL" Distracts You From Purpose

Greeted by a crisp kiss of cold air on my forehead this morning, I knew exactly what time it was; somewhere in between late for work and “I gotta have it now.” While standing in line, awaiting the highly anticipated Pumpkin Spice Latte, I suddenly became super deep in thought and I asked myself…“Why is it that the things with no importance or relevance to the call on our lives are the things we’re willing to risk so much and stand in lines for?” Absent of complaint and foot tapping, we patiently and gracefully take steps towards becoming hypnotized consumers and caffeine addicts; sneaker heads and dumb smart phone users. To be quite honest, this latte wasn’t even the greatest (she could have stirred it) but what could have happened in the time wasted standing in the line of someone else’s success story could have been.

The issue is not in grabbing a coffee. The issue is that most of us have a hard time channeling that same “I gotta have it now” anticipation and “I’ll wait out this line” endurance when it comes to our own success, purpose, gift and/or talent. We have AMAZING, WORLD CHANGING potential and yet, we struggle with maximizing that last five minutes between now and when we have to clock-in. We have trouble yearning and craving passion when it comes to our writing verses, painting pictures, playing cords, running laps, practicing scenes, studying for the LSAT; whatever it is that we do and desire to be.

I too am extremely gifted in building and experiencing the brands of others. I mean, by nature and the need to survive, we all are in some way, shape or form. -Duh- But every time we order a #5, purchase an app or sharpen the wings of our eyeliner (may the odds with that ever be in your favor), we are living and breathing someone else’s dream. I mean OF COURSE…we all need the 8 ct. nugget -crispy with a lemonade, Instagram and pore-clogging, face staining make-up. (HA). I’m just noticing that as the weeks of my blogless platform have gone by, that I’m extremely distracted; extremely brainwashed and programmed to think that I absolutely “gotta have” these Pumpkin Spice Lattes and not…my own purpose.

Truth be told, if I could put complete blame on society and the mystery behind why the Pumpkin Spice Latte currently has 244, 807 hashtags, I would. However, we all usually have a part to play in our scraped knees, broken limbs and abnormally increased heart rates.

THE PART WE PLAY IS THE PART WE CAN CHANGE!

The part we play is the part we have authority to shift, shape and alter in our favor. The part we play is the part we can maximize and grow into something great. The part we play…is the part we don’t but “gotta have.”

Writing is my passion. It’s what I’m great at, it’s what I do. It used to come so naturally and the words would just flow. It wasn’t until I started standing in lines during my free-time that pulling words out of my head began to feel like pulling teeth. I started to lack the fire, the passion and the consistency I needed to write whole, cohesive pieces…. The bible tells us in Matthew 5:29 “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.”

I was slowly oozing out my gift …BUT…I had my Pumpkin Spice Latte. I had caffeine which resulted in more energy to do more of nothing. I had become both one of the 200 million Pumpkin Spice Latte consumers of the decade AND one of the billions who waste time every day in the average 5 to 15 minute Starbucks experience…all in a sip. LIKE…WHEHH?

Anyway, I got-tuh-thinkin’ some more and I’ve to the conclusion that we aren’t all lazy and caffeine driven. Most of us don’t deliberately waste time or recognize when we are. We are all just living and doing what we humans do best; surviving and occasionally missing opportunities to grow because we aren’t perfect people. We follow trends and will surely wait 20 minutes in the Chick-Fil-A drive thru because the #5 is a ministry in itself but ya know what…? So are we. Every day, we can strive to stand in line for our own purposes and passions. We can make room for that extra stop along the way. It’s time to make our dreams and gifts highly anticipated movements and solutions; Spark fires across the world…

Ephesians 5: 15-17 says “So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.”

God wants us to make time for the awesomeness that lives inside of us. Maximize every moment and expect greatness just like we do when we spend darn near $7 on one coffee. It’s in you to live purposely and purposefully. Step by step, work on wasting a little less time obsessing and building other people’s dreams and get eager about your own!! If your feet are going to hurt, it should be because you’re running towards what God has called you to do. If you’re going to stand, it should be because sitting on your call is too painful. If you’re going to sigh in impatience, it should be because you’re ready to speak up for what you believe in! Give your time, TIME! Do not miss another moment to excel, expand and elevate! Hashtag THAT!

-How ya like DEM pumpkins!!!-

Lol. Please, if you’re going to drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte and experience someone else’s frothy idea, let it be while you’re typing your business plan or building your brand.

Love you lots, Emmy

26.06.2016• LSAT Prep Day 10. Almost done with this book 💪🏻 I have now bought the ticket to take the LSAT this September 🙌🏻 If you want to keep track of my progress you can watch my study vlogs on my channel (SincerelyGisselle) 👍🏻 For those taking any big admission exams this year, I want to wish you good luck, you can do it!! 👊🏻💪🏻

Perils of my life currently

So basically I graduated a year early and now have been living at home with my mom who is super cool. But I’ve been studying for the lsat for the past several months so I don’t go out or drink — it’s horrible for the learning mind — and barely have a social life and ugh. I just turned 21 in march and I’m watching all my friends turn 21 this year and enjoy their senior year while all I do is stay home, study, go to the gym, go kickboxing, repeat.

The pressure is also just on cause my older brother is like the favorite child and he just graduated from a top med school and is currently doing his residency training for cardio surgery at the Harvard university affiliated hospital. I know this stuff is really important to my immigrant mother and I am just getting more and more bitter and alienated by everyday life 😩

anonymous asked:

You should be more active on here. I feel like Taylor notices you but you are not as popular or relevant as the other blog just cause you are less active and aren't interacting with everyone as much

lololol “Not as relevant” literally my life lmfao… I’m going to try to point some things out by using this anon as an excuse because some things do have to be brought up.

Anyways as far as interacting with others goes, I try to stay on here as much as possible and reply to people and tags and stuff but it gets overwhelming. I have a job at school, I’m finishing a 5 year college program in 4, taking 20 credits this semester, and studying for my CPA exams and LSATs on top of everything else. I am by far going to put my career right now as my #1 focus because I am trying to get into the Top 14 Law Programs in the country. I think everyone on here forgets that some of us have really really busy lives and it is hard to stay active. I love the entire fandom and have great friends in real life that I made from being  on here so it’s much easier for me to talk to someone if they message me directly.

Im not like trying to bitch but I think a lot of people forget that even Taylor herself is so busy and she can’t juggle being on here for 10 hours a day sometimes. I’ve seen this become a problem in this era where people are putting their entire lives into meeting Taylor and that’s fine but you also have to remember that the second you meet her and walk out, you’re on your own and theres a life to live that you are not building up. If Taylor notices me that is fine and if she doesn’t that is fine, but you shouldn’t be putting all of your effort into just meeting her because it will take an emotional and mental toll on you and at one point it did take a toll on me but I have since come around.

I love you all and just want everyone to remember that even though meeting Taylor is an amazing achievement so is getting an amazing job, working out, having a hobby, and enjoying your life in the moment. Don’t forget what your guys’ true purpose is <3