December 28, 2014 5:55AM
Why am I so efficient when grinding late nights into early mornings? My study/work habits have remained largely the same. I blame this on my college days. New York City was a fun place to study and learn. However, there was always some event to go to. Being pre-med in college meant regretting every night not in the library. I was forced into a serpentine cycle of going out and needing to go the library to cram. I would go out because I needed a break from cramming in the library. And I would be at the library because I was going out so much. It was a beautifully disastrous schedule. I graduated the intensive program with honors. So it worked.
In law school, it was more of the same. I worked my ass off in non-curricular activities. Since law school was much smaller 600ish vs. 20,000ish I could become a leader. Something I learned to covet when I was a teaching assistant. I decided it was a good idea to be President of a fraternity, IP Club, and on the board of two journals. These were massive time consuming endeavors. But they paled in comparison to being engaged through law school to a fiancee who didn’t own a car and wanted to eat at fancy restaurants every day. I guess, in law school, I learned how to optimize cramming.
Somehow, I developed extremely potent cramming abilities which I’m grateful I have. Life has less cramming now. But it’s nice to spend an entire night just grinding at work which makes more work. The best part of the vacation (a lovely cruise to Mexico) is working on PPC things while watching Adult Swim until the sun breaks.