That Time I Passed the Bar

When I first started writing Legal Eats, I was a first year law student. I was figuring out how to balance a very busy school schedule with eating healthy and working out. Well, fast-forward three years and I’m happy to finally share with the blog that I graduated from law school, passed the bar, and got sworn in as an attorney in Ohio!

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In some regards, I have come a long way since I started writing this little blog. I mean, that’s obvious right? I was a terrified law student and now I’m a lawyer (still terrified sometimes though). In other ways, things are still very much the same. I’m still trying to balance health and fitness with a busy schedule. Now though, I have to balance the things that keep me healthy with uhhhh, a job, that helps pay for the things that keep Andy and I alive. Oh, cruel grownup world.

Long gone are the days of staying up all night doing homework and going to the gym in the middle of the afternoon. Now, my workouts happen before work in the morning and everything has to be planned in advance to make it happen. Some weeks, things go perfectly and we both eat healthy lunches and have a home cooked meal every day. Other weeks, not so much. I’m sure everyone can relate. So, while I may be a lawyer now, the life-work-health balance is tougher than ever to manage. Hopefully you enjoy reading about it?

Anyway, I thought I’d share a few pictures from the day I was sworn in. It was such an amazing day and I loved seeing all of my classmates walk across that stage and finish the journey we started together. Law school was difficult but it was also one of my favorite times in life. I met so many wonderful, intelligent, funny people and for that I am so grateful. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish during our careers.

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The swearing in for the July Bar Exam was in Columbus this past November. My dad, brother, best friend Lynanne, mother in law, father in law, and sister in law were able to be there for the ceremony. My mom wasn’t feeling up to the drive so she stayed in PA. She was able to watch online via a livestream on the Ohio Supreme Court’s website and actually had a better view than the rest of the family in the audience. Isn’t technology crazy?

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We had a great time celebrating and I am very excited to be able to share the next chapter of my life on the blog. Thanks for reading!

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