DISCLAIMER: This is a VENT post. If you've EVER studied for the bar or for anything MD/PhD related, then you'll understand why I'm two seconds shy of a crazy woman.
As you know I'm studying for the bar. If you don't, you do now. If you do, it's because it's a sentence that comes out of my mouth every other time I say something.
It's all consuming.
It also has been a hot flipping mess.
But first a back story....
My husband had to get an apartment while he was down here by himself working. It was cheap and it worked. He spent the weekends with my family or his family. I had been there all of once before moving in December. It smelled like smoke, but I thought it would go away.
Six months later...smoke smell still there. And I also started noticing that people were a bit sketch at the apartment complex.
EXCEPT NOW I LIVE HERE.
Fast forward to present day...
I start studying at the Bentonville Public Library. By the way, it's very impressive for a public library. One of the best children sections I've seen. Nice area of computers. But most importantly for me, they have study rooms!
The catch is that the library doesn't open until 9am.
Yeah, I usually am going by 7:30 if not sooner when I study. Well I was stuck in the stupid apartment that smelled like smoke. I can't go to Starbucks b/c the videos that I watch for my lectures lag. Trust me, I've tried.
The other catch is that this is a public library. That means I can't do anything about children under the age of 6 months screaming their heads off in the library because his momma wants to have her Facebook time!
Listen. I'm all for people having library time. BUT I NEED IT TO NOT SOUND LIKE YOUR CHILD IS SCREAMING HIS HEAD OFF RIGHT NEXT TO ME IN THE STUDY ROOM THAT HAS A DOOR THAT SHUTS ME OFF FROM THE WORLD INSTEAD OF THE REALITY OF BEING ABOUT 10 YARDS AWAY FROM ME.
And side note, I don't want this post to seem like I'm complaining about an apartment my husband got based on the slim budget we have because HELLO FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS.
But it's B.A.D.
Well the with the sketchy people comes a sketchy landlord. Two days into studying for the bar, we had to take Pais to my parents because of him. There's a lot more that I could say here, but long story short on the apartment front is that we are transferring out of there as soon as possible!
What you need to know for purposes of this story is that I lost a day on studying. Well, if you could call it studying with the screaming babies and all. Right now, I'm a day behind of this idiot's shenanigans. I'll catch up, but as you can imagine, I'm less than a Georgia peach these days.
After having a crap week, we headed to my parents because I could still study there and the place wouldn't smell like smoke. And there wouldn't be any screaming babies.
In the middle of all of this, I decided to check out U of A's Law Library. I also found out that my husband has to travel for three weeks. I quickly decided to stay with my parents, because A) I'm a scaredy cat that doesn't like to stay by myself, but B), my momma will hound me like I was in high school to study. And if I'm being really honest, the schedule would be routine too! So I made plans to study at the regional university in my hometown while my husband was on business travel.
We went home last night and I got up to go to U of A today.
Yeah about that. I got to the parking garage and they're still stuck in medieval times because they don't take cards. I don't carry cash. They also didn't have an ATM nearby.
I pretty much lost it at this point. I called my husband hysterical. And he calmly told me to pack my bags and go to my parents a week early because we both know that I needed to be willing to do anything to pass the bar including missing him another week.
So here I am in my hometown studying. The library smells the way it did when I sat here at night time while my momma studied for her master's. BUT, the library is open psychotic hours like I need and I can watch my videos and there are no screaming infants here because they have quiet floor rules that are enforced! I will see my husband this weekend and next weekend when I finally walk across the stage!
And most importantly, I will get caught up on studying.
Any questions? Class DISMISSED.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Posted by Samantha at 6:44 PM