I have a love-hate relationship with Civil Procedure. Maybe a like-dislike relationship since I did get a B+ in my 1L class and that ain’t half bad for Civ Pro.
It can actually be somewhat straightforward if you get to know it, but it’s a pretty technical subject. Not all of us is a gunner nerd who went on to clerk for some circuit judge.
Here’s the real problem: Civ Pro has been a wild card since it was introduced as a new subject in the MBE. It used to be pretty simple to find practice questions for the other subjects, but…
What are the best places to get Civ Pro MBE questions to practice with now?
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My mom called me while I was working on this. Breaking focus is one of my pet peeves. I regret thinking this way because I feel like I was taking her for granted.
She said she’s been worried about all the work I’m doing. There’s my “real” job and also the “website” as she calls it. She said I looked tired when I was home over the holidays. She said maybe I should put a hold on the website.
After 10 seconds of silence, I asked her… “Why?”
I’d be lying if I told you that I wasn’t offended at all by her suggestion. In my head, I was thinking I can handle it. I will handle it.
Her reason: So that my “real” job isn’t as hard on me. So that I have more TIME.
She has a point. It is a lot of work for a bunch of strangers. She wants to protect me. She doesn’t want to protect you. But they’re strangers who want my help. I feel like I’m making more of an impact at home than in the office.
I told her not to worry, that I’ll feel burdened by her worries. My girlfriend said that that’s the worst thing I could have told my mom because it will make her feel guilty. Oops! She supports me and my mission even though I spend way more time on MTYLT than her. Now she’s even coaching me on how moms think.
Protection vs. support. Pull away vs. push toward. Can you guess which one I prefer?
Call your mom if you want cookies and rainbows. But I will give you support because I want results for you, as long as you’re serious about it. If you’re not, I still will, because I like to give the benefit of the doubt. I can’t tell until later in hindsight anyway. They say INFJs are martyrs. Sounds pretty cool.
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So there was this girl in college. Let’s call her “Sarah” since that was her name.
Sarah had dark brown hair and smelled like fresh green apples. I could tell because my pillow smelled like a spring orchard after she took a nap on it.
… What? This was all before my life went downhill, so let me indulge in this memory for a bit.
One day, she asked me what my hobby was… the most dreaded question a guy can get because what the hell is a hobby and where can I find one.
Btw “eating” or “being a foodie” or “finding restaurants to eat at” don’t count as hobbies. Go back to posting boomerangs of your food and drinks on Instagram and nothing else (#blessed).
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