Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mama Kat Writers Workshop - July 8th

What would you change about your life if you could?


I'm not going to lie. When I chose this prompt I immediately said "well, I wouldn't change anything at all."

But that's not true.

I wouldn't change deciding to go all the way to Buffalo for college despite not really having any idea what I was getting myself into.

I wouldn't change meeting my husband that night at the bar.

I definitely wouldn't change our decision to have Keagan.

No, the really big decisions in my life I continue to be happy about.

Except for one.

I really and truly wish I had put my nose to the grindstone and actually gone to law school. I even took the LSATs (mind you, I really didn't study nearly as much as I should have and probably could have done much better with a little effort...but I didn't bomb it.) But I didn't. I didn't even apply anywhere. Nope, I just took the exam, and let it go at that. Now I work at a law firm...but as an assistant, not an attorney.

You don't have any idea how often I think about it. How often I say to myself "you're not too old, we'd figure out a way somehow." It's more often than you would expect.

Do I think I could do it? Absolutely. It would be tough. We'd have to totally re-vamp our standard of living, but we could do it.

Will I? ::shrug:: I honestly don't know. But it's nice to dream.

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9 comments:

Irene said...

You could totally do it. And I support you 100% if you do.

Jenn said...

When I was in law school, law school was definitely an all ages affair, and you aren't even 30 so you'd be well within the average. We had a lot of people going back to law as a second career after long careers as something else. In fact, there's a definite advantage to not being a 24 year old with a law degree. You lack credibility when you are only a hair above the legal drinking age.

That said, it is expensive, and (you'll know this since you work in a law firm) law degree doesn't equal happiness. I hated my first lawyer job. It was a great experience in that I learned so much, but I pretty much wished for death every day during my commute to work. I'm so blessed now to have a fantastic job, but I know most of my law school classmates were not so lucky. Even so, when I go home at night I never really leave work - I've always got something I'm working on or thinking about or anticipating.

If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't, just because I don't think I could get this lucky twice.

And....all that said...you could totally do it. I have no doubt about that.

MsBabyPlan said...

I hope this is not just a dream. You can do it and it is never late.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

theworkinghousewife said...

I'm sure you could do it. I wanted to become a lawyer, but in the end, decided it wasn't the right choice for me. I work in a lawfirm too, but as a bookkeeper.

:) wishing you all the best.

Stopped by from Mama Kat's.

Miranda said...

I think that if there's something you want, it's never too late to follow your dreams.

Sandra said...

I have to say what everyone else is probably saying: if you really want it, you can do it! You don't want to be on your death bed wishing you had done things differently...that's kind of my motto...I'm currently in nursing school at 41 and I have four kids. Is it hard. Yes. Do I regret it. No.

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