Hearing my alarm, I open my eyes to the sunlight peeking through my blinds. I hit snooze and snuggle back down in my toasty blanket for an extra fifteen minutes. Sometimes I’ll wake up early to go to the gym, but not today. I finally roll out of bed, get ready and make a cheese toastie to eat on my way to the bus stop.
I get to my desk and greet my colleague who sits next to me and switch on my computer. I check my emails, plan out my day and chat to my colleague about fried chicken.
As more and more of my team trickle through the doors, I decide that it’s time to give what my body’s asking for – that sweet, sweet caffeine. I quickly grab a coffee from the kitchen 'The Melba' with another colleague (the one who sits beside me has given up caffeine). Back at my desk, I continue my document review task.
Every Thursday morning, we have a meeting for the Dispute Resolution Practice (where I’m currently rotating). It’s a good way for our supervising partner as well as the rest of the team to keep updated with what everyone is doing. We have an evidence deadline looming for a big matter and it's all hands on deck – we are relieved that the end is in sight.
After the meeting, I’m a bit restless and adjust my desk to the standing position to continue tackling my document review task. I’m looking for relevant emails, meeting minutes and other documents which will be used in support of one of the witness’ affidavits. It’s really interesting being immersed in the day-to-day events of the people involved in this dispute.
It’s finally lunch time! I meet up with two of my friends from uni who now also work in Martin Place. In an effort to be both healthy and financially responsible, I’ve brought a salad from home which I eat with my favourite Japanese sesame dressing.
I’m still making my way through the draft affidavit and have found a lot of key emails and other documents to annex to the affidavit. After sitting down for two hours, I stretch my legs by going for a walk to the kitchen and getting another coffee.
Before I leave, I update the senior associate who is drafting the affidavit with my progress. I also quickly tidy my desk, wash my cup and jot down what I’m doing tomorrow. I put my headphones on and walk to the bus stop. On the bus home, I scroll through the news and catch up on my social media accounts.