Once, when I was in law school, I was talking on the phone to a woman in my class who was looking for a study partner in a particular class that I was in. It was nearing finals and she felt like she needed some help. “Sure!” I said, because I’m darned helpful. And then she said, “The only thing is, we can’t study at my house because it’s covered in dog sh*t because I haven’t had time to take my dog out I’ve been so busy studying and I haven’t slept for two days.” We did not end up studying together.
I tell this story for two reasons: 1) because it’s funny in a sad way, and 2) to illustrate a tendency that law students have toward mismanagement of basic living skills. Right now is a good time for you to vow to yourself never to end up in a situation where your house is covered in crap and you haven’t slept in two days. The former portion of the vow sort of speaks for itself, and as for the latter….