Ok,maybe I should have explained better
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|Fri, 05-09-2003 - 10:10am|
I was goingt to attend law school 3 years ago. I was accepted to the summer conditional program which is two upper level law classes and you must receive a c or better.
Talk about seroius crunch - 8 weeks. Well, I missed it by two points. (keep in mind a C in law school is a very decent grade) Needless to say, I was quite upset.
Then the school notified us that there were some people that apparently cheated (Question)
so, they were going to let us retake the test, so of course I did, and passed. (I belive the test were graded in a curve)
So, my husband said then..when are we going to have a family, and buy a house (then we lived in a condo) so after a painful decsion, I said OK. I was pretty upset. (not now, because I have my wonderful son and home). So, I asked my husband can I go after we have all of these things, he said...you bet!
Well, this is my last deferment and who knows... I may not be able to get in again. That is the closest school me. It is 16,00o a year Part time (which I am going) I would not even think of going full time!
OK, why did I wait so long.. My husband and I have been married for 8 year and we both put each other through school, and it took a long time.
Here is my sob story I guess, I never graduated high school, I dropped out. My parents never encouraged me to go to college etc, so I became a hairdresser. after a few years of partying and nothingness I looked at the people around me and said...this scares me no education, nothing! So I said I am too smart.. intelligence (not the there is anything wrong with hairdressing) Just not for me. So at he age of 26 I realized this.
So I started college, and I loved it! It was me, I do have a brain, I am smart. I felt so good about myself! I mean really, a high school dropout now on the deans list and heading off to law school. I love to learn! I wish I was pushed at an earlier age to love education. My parents are good people, just not into education I guess, they don't talk about it.
So, yes, I was stupid I guess I should have gone earlier, but I did not and yes, sometimes I really regret it! Belive me!
My last job I was making 30,000 a year, yes it was OK. The job was fun and great! But, I always still wanted to finish my goal and dreams!
My last job one of my co workers said to me..gee, I wish I had that much drive for something! Well, that is just me.
A couple of years ago, I also worked in a large law firm to get he inside scoop. I really liked it and got along well with the attorney's. And asked them about the loans and if I would have a problem paying them back, They said, no. I have done alot of research, a couple of friends are in law school 37- 39 and love it! They said I cannot believe that you are not going..you were so excited! Yes, I know don't remind me.
So, I guess that is it. That is why I am where I am. And I am proud of myself even if no one else is.
And yes, the cost scares me to death, but what am I to do?