“Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”
It’s hard to believe Law Degree is officially over for me! Yeayyy!!! I’m impressed at how far I have come, how much I learned, and how much my peers and I grew into our role as law students.
As I look back, I have to say, it was hard. There were definitely times where I (and many of us apparently) felt like I was simply not cut out for this and dropping out seemed like a legitimate option. There were times where you’d look up from your Equity and Trust paper at 3 am, eyes bloodshot and blurry and you’d wonder “is this really what I want to be doing with my life? Do I even want to be a lawyer anymore?” Day after day, we’d drag ourselves in, sleep deprived, over-caffeinated and still so unbelievably behind on our readings. It was literally a type A’s worst nightmare.
At times it may feel like you’re the only one drowning as others float by effortlessly (how are they doing that!?) but trust me, it’s not just you. At some point you may even feel like giving up and letting the water enclose the top of your head but you cannot let that happen.
Gasp and fight and curse the waves but keep kicking. Because one day the waves will stop slapping you across the face and you’ll find yourself riding the waves instead. You’ll still topple over sometimes, you’ll still choke on salty water and get blinded by it, but you’ll learn to get back on that board and back to surfing faster and faster each time.
But despite all that, law school was such an amazing experience. Because even though there were definitely those times, there were also lots of really awesome times hehe.