• SideBar

    Sidebar: Where to Even Start

    The title says it all. I have been hemming and hawing since the beginning of the year about work. I didn’t really know where I was heading and I was a little nervous about the outcome. Let me start at the beginning. For New Year’s I made getting a new position one of my goals. I had hoped it would be something new at work, but wasn’t sure and I was pushing myself that if nothing was coming I would start looking for other work outside my agency. I wanted to stay but knew that even though I loved my agency, my clients, my team, and the work that I…

  • Work Life Balance

    Meal Prep 101

    So like, do other twenty-year olds just stumble into making dinner like I did or is it a more natural process? After I graduated college, I started law school so I went three more years into my adulthood completely unsure on how to eat like a normal adult. Those three years were a whirlwind of evening classes, late night studying, and events that I just didn’t ever think to cook (or had the time to do so). Weeks after the Bar, I found myself married and facing three months of free time as I waited for my job to start in November. I figured I better try to cook since I…

  • Work Life Balance

    Easy Summer Salads!

    As I do most of the cooking at home my main goal is to find easy but filling options–because I like cooking, but don’t want to spend a ton of time doing it. Now that it’s getting hot (and my new house has no central air–wah!!) I am definitely planning of adding more salad to my meal-planning rotation. Summer salads. They are my fave.  Here are some of my go-to options that I’m already looking forward to eating in the hot months ahead:   Greek Salad. I have this like almost every week.  It’s so good and so simple!  You can make it without chicken and it’s just as filling. I really…

  • Work Life Balance

    Juicing: Easy Green Juice Breakfast Options

    I’ve mentioned before how I used to not eat breakfast for like ever–I just was never hungry in the  mornings, but that’s like the worst thing to do. A few years ago I started making smoothies, which were filling but still filled with lots of sugar due to the flavored yogurt and bananas. Then about a year ago, friends and I did a cleanse together that was more to just do something together.  The cleanse consisted of green juice in the morning and I became a convert.  Many think that in order to juice you have to use a juicer, but I think it’s better to use a blender so…

  • Law School,  Work Life Balance

    Brain Food: Easy Lunch Options for Law Students

    Happy Labor Day! I wish I was on a beach, but I’m actually getting a head start on work. womp womp. I was talking to a friend recently about all my missteps in law school and one of them (as I’ve mentioned before) is how bonkers my eating habits became.  My school was located right near Michigan Ave, so it was full of so many dining options that it became easier to just purchase lunch rather than make something every day. Of course, I thought I was being smart by getting tuna sandwiches (brain food, right? lolol) completely ignoring the fact that it was laden with mayo, like wtf was I…

  • Work Life Balance

    Healthy & Easy Coffee Alternatives

    No I’m not crazy—I’m very certain everyone in law school will have/has increased their caffeine and sugar intake during school. I’m not really anti-coffee. Coffee by itself has a lot of benefits, but if you’re like me—it’s not the coffee but the sugar and cream that makes it unhealthy. I also try to limit my coffee-intake because I don’t like being the type of person that can’t function without some type of substance. I have enough vices and don’t need to add one more, you know?       In the last year, I felt like I was drinking (and buying) too much sugary coffee and decided to stop what…

  • Issues,  Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Throwback–Posts You May Have Missed in Our First Year

    For those new followers (or just for those that would like a refresher), here are some of the earlier posts from Latinas Uprising that are worth a revisit–especially as a new school year starts and many others will begin new jobs in the weeks to come! How would you/do you react when you’re mistaken (sometimes on purpose) as the interpreter? Different shoe options when working in conservative law offices (side note: wedges forever!) The best way to study in law school is to Study How You Study! The importance of being an active alumna, even if (or especially if) you didn’t feel very welcomed at your educational institution. How to…

  • Law School,  Work Life Balance

    Brain Food and the Bar

    Ok so it’s almost impossible to balance a healthy lifestyle while you study for the Bar.  I mean you can try, but more often than not you’re going to opt for comfort and ease during these times.  Your best bet is it try as much as you can at the beginning of bar prep to maintain some form of healthiness so that when you’re in the last few weeks of prep hell you haven’t yet completely spiraled out of control.  With that in mind, you can’t ignore how the food you eat affects how you feel and your level of energy.  And while you don’t have the luxury of time to…

  • Work Life Balance

    Veggie Quesadillas: Simple & Quick

    When my husband and I married we were both kind of unsure about how we would handle dinner. Neither of us were particularly good cooks, and I had so many evening classes that for our first year of marriage we kind of just did our own dinner thing.  After I graduated, I had three months of unemployment after the Bar and so I randomly decided that dinner would now be my thing. Surprisingly, it turned out that I was a pretty good cook.  It’s so funny how you can have talent for certain skills and you won’t know how good you are until you try–thats a subtle reminder for myself…

  • Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Quick and Healthy Breakfast Options

    I’m one of those odd people that don’t really enjoy breakfast food.  I know–I’m a freak.  I just have more of a salt tooth than sweet and most American style breakfasts are so heavy on the sweet.  Also, around the time I turned 16 I stopped eating breakfast (and hello, all of Freshman year in high school I stopped eating lunch–I was the epitome of healthy eating). I eventually starting eating lunch and dinner, but never got back on track with eating breakfast.  I was a two-meal a day (plus snacks) person for the majority of my life.  It wasn’t until law school graduation, when I started seriously reviewing my…