Be a ninja.

I wanted to call this post “How to keep your inner chill when surrounded by crazy people,” but that felt too long and not quite the point I want to make.

I’m thinking about the Bar Exam.  Also certain family gatherings.  And occasional corporate town hall meetings.  Any time I felt like I was surrounded by people who were kinda crazy, and I was concerned about getting sucked down into the crazy with them. Continue reading “Be a ninja.”

You can’t tell when you’re in it.

The California Bar Exam is three days long.  After 12 weeks of study and preparation, it was a relief to finally take the exam just so that it would be behind me.

My strategy for the exam included:  not talking to people, having all the food I would need in my room, and not eating carbs because they make me sleepy.  I ate yogurt, fruit, and a hard-boiled egg at breakfast.  For lunch I rolled up sliced turkey with avocado and some greens and tomato.  I don’t remember what I ate for dinner.  It didn’t matter.  I just wanted to relax and feel rested for the next day. Continue reading “You can’t tell when you’re in it.”