It’s been seven months since my last post, and since then I’ve welcomed my fifth child and relocated twice for my husband’s job. We have adjusted to our new normal as a family of seven, and while this fifth baby may have been the surprise of my life, he is pure joy and I am so thankful that God gave him to us.
I’m around 2 months postpartum, and due to the coronavirus pandemic I have had a lot of time to think about my personal calling. I read a quote that said “In the rush to get back to normal, what parts of normal are worth getting back to?” This has really stuck with me, and once again I am attempting to tackle the LSAT.
Here’s the thing — the LSAT is quite literally step 1 in the grand scheme of things. My ultimate goal is to become an attorney. There is so much that I want to do with a legal degree, and I know that if I never conqueror this test I will never have the chance to speak up for those that can’t speak for themselves. A chance to protect victims of domestic violence. A chance to free the wrongly convicted. A chance to live out the desire of my heart.
I love being a mom, but my kids are my reason — not my excuse. So while it’s crazy to take on this goal with five young children (my oldest is only eight!), if anyone’s going to try, it’ll be me.
I tried back in 2014 when I had two kids ages two and under. I took the LSAT, had a crappy score, applied anyway and got in, mailed a seat deposit, and due to unforeseen circumstances I chose to wait. I tried to study many times since then, but ultimately have not re-taken the LSAT. Six years and five kids later, I am going to try again. Maybe I’ll succeed, maybe I won’t, but I have to at least try again. And I’ll try again and again until I succeed.
I am aiming to take the October test, which gives me 5 months and 1 week to study. Who’s taking this test? I need an accountability partner! Let’s do this!!!