(Please read the title in Ross Gellar’s voice. 🤪)
2020. What a whirlwind this year has been. March seemed to have lasted decades, and the rest has flown by. Back in April, I decided to take the October LSAT. I was only 2 months postpartum with baby number 5, but the LSAT and law school have been the goal since 2010. I knew it was going to be rough (especially since this was quite literally my 20th time attempting to study for the LSAT), but I could never imagine how things would play out.
In June, my father passed away at 56 years old due to alcoholic hepatitis. Our tumultuous relationship came to an abrupt halt, and sent my head and heart spinning. I was not able to study amidst the freshness of grief. It was all-consuming, and my priority was to be present for my kids and heal.
While I may have put the LSAT on the back burner, I did accomplish something that I started in 2016 — I wrote a book. Well, I finished my book. It’s nearly 86k words and in the chick lit/historical fiction genres. It’s been a labor of love, and an accomplishment that I’m immensely proud of. I’ll be pitching the book in November at a virtual writers conference, where I hope to secure an agent.
But here’s the kicker — the main character is a law student. ❤️ I’ve always loved to write, but my passion, my niche of you will, is wanting to be a voice for others. To fight injustice. To help the abused. To free the innocent. When I found criminal justice as an undergrad, and again as a grad student, I knew I’d finally found my thing.
I’ve always felt stuck between writing and going to law school, and then doing one while juggling motherhood. As if I had to choose which to pursue.
So, why not? Why not now? Why not me? Why not both?? I’ll be 35 in January, 9 days before the January LSAT to be exact, and there’s no better time than now.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney