Seriously though, is there like a special department at Nordy’s where all of the super cute, stylish, creative, extra excellent cooks with 3 adorable children buy extra time in the day that they use to create their blogging wonder? Perhaps I’m just lazy but I seriously do not have time to get all of my chores done in a day AND create super fancy blog posts. No scratch that, before even creating a super fancy post I’d have no time to cook/bake/create/throw together the project they are blogging about!
I have an extra special respect for food bloggers. I consider myself a moderate cook and have never really had bad experiences in the kitchen, even with all the experimenting I do. But for someone to whip up a delicious recipe, photograph it beautifully, and write about it is a huge feat. I tried a new recipe Friday night and while it turned out deliciously delicious, I was too pooped to pop by the end of the shinanigans. I barely got in a quick iPhone photo to brag about on Facebook before I plopped down and fell asleep.
Although I (and most blog followers out there) am jealous to no end of the ability that bloggers have to throw together awesome blog posts, it isn’t a negative jealousy. If anything it is a motivation to live a balanced life. The women (let’s be honest I read what feels like 400 different blogs every morning and they are all chicks) who write these blogs have raised families, they live healthy lives (judging by their adorable fit little figures in the “about me” section) and have a creative outlet in their blog. That is something to be admired.
All too often in my realm of the world (obnoxious law students) people spend far too much time doing only ONE thing: working. All the facebook posts and exasperated comments between classes are about class work and NEVER about the fun things they did over the weekend, the cool art exhibit they saw after class, how beautiful the beach was this afternoon, what a great run they went on, etc. That seems to be the key difference between SuperMom-Bloggers and law students. It doesn’t have to be that way either.
CLASSICALLY and with VERY few exceptions, the people who have received amjurs have come out of nowhere. They are hardly ever the person who raises their hand the most in class or goes to the most office hours. They are the people who live away from campus, who go on adventures over the weekend, watch their favorite tv show regularly, hang out with their friends outside of school, etc. They are taking a leaf out of the SuperMom-Blogger book and living a balanced life. So, let’s all follow suit and continue trying to be happy, balanced people. I mean for goodness’ sake, if LAWYERS were happier people could you imagine how much happier every other human would be? No more wars, evil dictators, extreme income inequality, none of it. For serious.
My three things:
1. The super cool and inspiring blogs I get to read every morning, because they are the best reminder to do the things that make you happy and to MAKE time for those things among all the other stress in life.
2. My normal-ish sized kitchen, because my last apartment had a shoebox sized kitchen in which I never would have been able to make scratch fried rice and sweet-sour chicken.
3. Skype, so I can have first dibs on all the exciting adventures from Sisterpants in Paris France.