I'm studying to receive my law degree in May of 2011. I have a clerkship with a district attorney's office where I prosecute juvenile cases. After May I plan on studying for the Bar.
What kind of lawyer do you want to be?
When I figure that out, I'll let you know. I'm all over the map. I'm specializing in taxation law but work as a prosecutor. Love both.
What do you do in your free time?
I train and watch copious amounts of TV. Aside from working toward athletic goals, there is nothing better then watching mindless cooking shows and reality TV. I also enjoy cooking. I currently live and work 120 miles from where I go to school. I also moved back home with my mother for the rest of the semester. Once I get back on my own after I graduate, I cannot wait to have my own kitchen again and get back to some food blogging.
Do you consider yourself as having a Type A or Type B personality?
It depends. I'm anal retentive in certain aspects of my life but most of my peers consider me very laid back. Granted, my peers are anal retentive Type A law students/lawyers. I am very competitive with myself. I strive to do well in school, but the grading system, in my opinion, is
Do you follow any diets or workouts?
I have to follow a gluten-free diet for health reasons. This wasn't a choice I made to lose weight or to be trendy. I also try to follow a “clean” eating style and try to avoid processed foods. This however, has gone to complete crap since I moved back in with my mom. I have control issues and when it comes to my food I need to be in 100% control. I need to be able to control what comes in and out of my kitchen because if it's in the pantry, I will eat it. Do I consider this unhealthy? No. I consider eating foods that have ridiculous shelf lives and chemicals are unhealthy. I feel better when I put good things in my body and I preform better as well.
As far as my exercise, I do what feels right to achieve my goals. I look over training plans for whatever race I am working towards. I respect the necessity of a rest day. I also feel like crap when I don't workout, so that keeps me going. I have also come to realize that my body image is better when I workout, no matter my physical measurements. Win-win.
What is your athletic background?
I grew up dancing from the age of 3. It wasn't until high school when I really explored sports. I come from a pretty sedative family so high school athletics were an amazing opportunity for me. I ran track, ski raced, and played water polo. I played some water polo in college and still ski, though no racing anymore.
What is your favorite food?
I-C-E-C-R-E-A-M. Since I try to follow a healthful lifestyle... sushi is a close second
Do you have/want any children?
Seeing that I am a giant child myself, kids right now are not a priority. In the future? Yes. I'm too selfish right now to even think about that. I deal with a lot of cases involving child welfare and it's a scary world out there to be a kid. I want to be able to be the best parent I can be when that time comes. I do have a furchild that I am obsessed with. I rescued him back in college from a local shelter and if there is a real thing as 'love at first sight', he was it.
What are some of your daily goals?
I constantly try to work of making myself a better person. When I notice my own pet peeves, I try to make sure I'm not doing those things either. When something about someone bothers me, I work to try not to follow those same traits/actions.
More questions? Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org