The Sunday Salon [3.16.14]

Whew. This was a BUSY week. Election day voter protection duties on Tuesday for our special congressional election. Leadership Pinellas all day Wednesday. Trying to fit some studying in for my exam on Friday. And my first 10k on Saturday. I need a nap.

The exam was by far the worst experience of my week (even more than the election day loss). I took the Labor and Employment Law Board Certification Exam. I am trying to convince the Florida Bar to call me an expert in employment law. The main problem is that I don’t actually practice the “labor” part of “labor and employment” (traditional union work). The exam was HARD. It’s supposed to be hard (fewer than 200 out of 98,000 lawyers in the state hold this certification) but this was beyond my expectations hard. I do not feel confident at all. So unless they decide to go easy on us, you very well might get to listen to me complain about taking it all over again next year.

But the good news is that now that the exam is over, I will hopefully have a little time for reading again. I am in an awful slump and I’d really like to find my way out of it. Life is still very busy (for the next three weeks at the very least) but I am hoping to find a few quiet moments to spend with a book, maybe even finishing one today.

But then again there is Doctor Who to watch…

The decision to follow up Friday’s mental endurance test (6 hour exams are no joke) with a physical one yesterday baffles even me, but I’ll save the discussion of the 10k for Friday’s Fitness post.

Now, it’s time to go spend some time with The Pull of Gravity. Enjoy your Sunday.

The Sunday

5 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon [3.16.14]

  1. Bryan G. Robinson March 16, 2014 / 8:47 am

    Ah, I haven’t heard of that book yet. Will have to look for it now at the library. I have Eleanor & Park on the shelf now and hope to get to it soon.


    • Michelle March 16, 2014 / 12:44 pm

      I loved Eleanor & Park. I just took Attachments out of the library yesterday. Hoping I actually manage to get to it before it is due back.


  2. Vishy March 17, 2014 / 12:50 am

    Sorry to know that the exam was hard, Michelle. I hope though that you are able to pass it and you become the 201st lawyer in Florida to have this certification. I can’t believe that only 0.2% of lawyers in your state hold this certification – the exam must be really hard.

    I will look forward to reading about your 10K marathon adventures on Friday’s post.

    Wonderful to know that you are reading ‘The Pull of Gravity’. I will look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Happy reading!


  3. Ti March 17, 2014 / 11:29 am

    I hate certification exams of ANY kind. I do hope you passed it. Sometimes when we think we bombed it, we end up passing. One can hope.


  4. Sandy March 17, 2014 / 12:13 pm

    Blah. I’ve done the CPA and the CIA (internal audit, not the agency!), and that is enough for me. I don’t envy you. I had a prep computer program that I used for the CPA and it consumed me. I can’t imagine what I would do if I actually had kids at that point. They would have been motherless. Can’t wait to hear about the 10K!


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