When you sign up for Barbri, they give you a stack of materials, and a “PACE” program. The Pace program tells you how much to study each day. Basically, you go to a class where you watch a video, and then are supposed to study 8 to 10 hours a night. I never studied like that. With the kids and all, I was averaging about 4. But I’m smart, and I was still testing well.
Then my house was struck with the plague. Last week, my son had strep and the girl had pink eye. We were up all night cleaning up vomit and consoling a screaming baby. Like I mentioned before, I tried to take on a part time job. By the weekend, I was about a week behind.
Then I got sick. And I mean sicker than I have ever been as an adult. I literally couldn’t lift my head or drag my butt to the t.v. without exhaustion. I felt like a heroine in an opera who had been struck with consumption. If this were the 19th century, I’d be quarantined.
I am taking antibiotics, but the strep test came back negative. That really freaks me out. Because if this isn’t strep, what the hell is wrong with me? At any rate, my fever broke, and I am feeling a little bit stronger. My throat is still wicked soar though.
I am now 1 week behind on lectures and 2 weeks behind on the pace program. It’s going to be a rough July. Our bed stricken heroine is just going have to get out of bed and start signing, consumption or no. The opera must go on. We have a big test to pass. It’s time to get busy.
July is going to suck.