Sunday, June 08, 2008

Is THIS What We Signed Up For??

Hello! So, funny thing. When you are trying to graduate law school, plan a wedding, apply for the bar, and move to a new city all at the same damn time, you don't have a lot of time to actually write about it all. Go figure.

SO. Am graduated! Am married! Have moved! And am studying for the bar, which... really? THIS SUCKS.

I know that like a million people do this all the time, and likely with far less whining, but I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that I am not the only person in the WHOLE WORLD who has to do this and it is HARD and also? I AM GOING TO FAIL.

Seriously, studying for the bar has made me effectively bi-polar. One minute I am all, "Look, I can do this, I have two months, everyone goes through it, I'll be fine." And the next I am all, "I don't know any law, I will NEVER know any law, and frankly, I am not sure I even want to! (sob)". No really, this actually happens every half hour or so. My poor husband.

But I am not alone. Here is a conversation I overheard a few days ago at a "Commercial Paper" class.

Guy 1: "I just... don't want to do this anymore. I just want to have fun."

Guy 2: "I don't think we're ever going to have any fun ever again."

Guy 1: "I am beginning to think you are right."

Guy 2: "I don't even think I want to be a lawyer."

Guy 1: "Yeah, I know what you mean."

Guy 2: "No, really, I am deeply regretting every decision I have made in my life for the last 5 years."

Welcome to the legal profession.


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