I have been in an on again/off again relationship with the LSAT since 2010. Each time I begin studying, I wonder if this will be the time that I see my dreams come to fruition. I wonder if I’ll actually take the test, reach my goal score, and move on to applications. I often daydream about getting accepted with lots and lots of scholarship money, at my school of choice, succeeding in law school, and becoming an attorney.
But the problem with daydreaming is that that’s all it is — a dream.
I have accomplished a lot personally and professionally, but I just haven’t been able to crack the code on breaking the LSAT while being a mom. I always start studying and have an insane amount of motivation, but I fall behind on my study schedule and that drive goes down the drain quickly.
Motherhood is without a doubt the most wonderfully exhausting job I’ve ever had, and it. never. stops. Someone or something always needs me, and takes priority over studying for the LSAT. Even with a supportive spouse (which I am super thankful for), it’s nearly impossible.
Then there’s the mom guilt! Oh, the freaking mom guilt. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and can take my breath away in a flash. Raising and shaping my four young children takes precedence over the LSAT, but I just know if I can figure out how to eloquently juggle this test, that I can conquer it and move on to law school. (For some reason, the getting there part seems more impossible than the actual “doing it” part once I’m in law school.)
I’ve spoken to a few of my IG mom friends who are also aspiring lawyers, and we all have this dilemma — how do we stay motivated to study when it just isn’t a top priority in this season of life?
I have yet to figure out this answer (super helpful, right?), but I do know that life is better when you have support from a community. When you are not only in the same boat as those going through similar struggles, but are rowing together to get the final destination.
All that to say this – I’ve decided to create an online community where moms trying to get to law school can connect. It’ll be a hub for support and guidance. A place where we can collectively tackle logical reasoning, logic games, and reading comprehension. It will provide structure so you don’t lose your fire. My hope is to have it up and running this week, so that we can be in it together for 2019, and see our dreams become our reality.