Meet The Bookish Bronde: Future Law Student and Book Lover

Hello, and welcome to my very first blog post! This is probably more exciting for me, future law student and book lover pictured here, than it is for anyone who might stumble upon this blog, but alas we can’t all become influencers overnight.

I should probably start out by saying that it is not my goal to become an influencer overnight (though I would never say no to a partnership with the Calm App that has recently saved my life, or maybe Nordstrom, or free books for life from literally any book retailer. . . .) and to be honest I have zero intentions of following any of the “rules of blogging” that are so often written about. As a future law student (although at some point I’ll need to start getting used to saying current law student since orientation is less than a month away) I started this blog so I could keep track of two very important things: law school and books. Fun, right!

I know, I’m eye-rolling at the anonymity a little bit, too.

Even though I think -12 people will read this, I want to keep this blog anonymous for a few reasons. The first is that I think people will judge me for how much time I spend reading I don’t want my peers, friends, or family to feel like they are being forcibly shown off to The World. The second is that I am a future law student heading to school this fall, and while it is my intention to remain professional in my posting (because, as we all know, the Internet is forever), I do not want any opinion or post to impact future job opportunities.

Before I dive into me, a little on who this blog is for.

The way I see it, this blog is more for me than anyone else. Like every other millenial/Gen-Z cuspy, I struggle with anxiety. I found that journaling is an EXCEPTIONAL tool to help combat anxiety. This is me expanding off my most private pages of intimate thoughts and feels and so here we are. In addition to this blog being #ForMe, I hope a law student or lover of books finds this and relates. I’m part of half a dozen influencer book clubs, so maybe that market won’t find this little blog. If you’re a current or future law student looking for a current students’ blog, then this is for you! (There are plenty of recent grads who chronicled their law school experiences and are now focusing on The Real World.) If the time ever feels right, I will certainly ~reveal myself.~

So! Who really is The Bookish Bronde, Future Law Student and Book Lover and Wine Lover etc. etc. etc.? Important thing to know about me- I love lists. Let’s do a list right now:

  1. I grew up in New Jersey
  2. I have bronde hair (sorry for stating the obvious)
  3. I am 23 years old
  4. I went to college in New York and graduated with my B.S. in 2018
  5. I spent two years working as a paralegal at a non-profit
  6. I will be attending law school in New York and in three years will become The Bookish Bronde, J.D.
  7. Half of that previous statement is a lie- my law school is located in New York but due to the coronavirus I will be virtual (Zoom University FTW!)
  8. I would like to pursue public interest law
  9. I set a Goodreads goal to read 52 books in 2020 and I am about to hit the halfway point
  10. I am currently reading Buy Yourself The F*cking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who’s Been There by Tara Schuster
  11. I am almost always reading at least one self-help book
  12. I start multiple books and often have a subway book, bed book, and turn to it whenever book
  13. If I could bring one book on a deserted island it would beThe Great Gatsby
  14. I loved the B&N Summer Reading Program where reading a certain # of books got you one for free
  15. My role models include: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elle Woods, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Bush, and Michelle Obama
  16. I am in a relationship with someone and also with myself (hello important thing I learned in my 20s!)
  17. I love all wine, especially red wine, specifically big, bold cabs
  18. I use too many explanatory parantheticals (sorry in advance)
  19. My hobbies include reading (duh), yoga, watching TikTok, and trying to learn every word that Daveed Diggs sings in Hamilton
  20. The most common advice I got as a future law student was: find a new hobby that is NOT reading

So that’s me in a nutshell! Drop a note in the comments and tell me a little bit about you! What brought you here today? (I think this is where Real Deal bloggers ask what kind of content you want, but I am convinced my mom, sister, and 5 friends will be the only people to read this. Maybe the 7 of you could drop some comments to make me feel good.)