I originally started my blog with the idea that it would chronical my journey to law school as I grappled with the ins, outs, ups and downs of figuring out the law school application process. However, I don’t feel like I have been focusing on that of late. So, I’ll take a moment here and publicly look at where I am so far.
It is the middle of June, actually passed the middle by one day. My freelance paralegal business is starting to take off, at the expense of studying for the LSAT. When I formed the business back in January, I had no clue what I was doing…and I still don’t. Or, at least I don’t think I have a clue what I am doing (feel free to correct me if I am wrong). However, sink or swim is the best way for me to learn and I think I have reached doggy paddle. I have managed to get some clients, made my own website, started my own blog, and became addicted to Twitter (I am currently in a program to wean myself off of Twitter….it’s not working). I have made some great connections on there, both professional ones and people I would proudly call friends even though I have yet to meet them in person.
I made it through my legal history class at UCSD, which you heard a lot about if you follow me on twitter. Next Monday (June 22) I start a 6 week summer intro to law class (American Legal and Constitutional History: Crimes, Civil Wrongs, and the Constitution) at California Western School of Law. They have a partnership with UCSD and let a few (25) UCSD students take the class and I am lucky enough to be one of them. It will be my first real law school class. I am both nervous and excited. I haven’t been this excited about going to school since I started 6th grade and wanted to wear a pleated skirt and navy blue blazer. My mother convinced me that jeans and a sweatshirt was a more practical public school outfit (Mom, I think I missed my calling as a private school girl). But, I digress ever so slightly. This class is ridiculously important. I have to do well since I will have an actual law school class on my transcript. That transcript may come from UCSD, but it is still a law school class and will be a major factor in my applications to law school. (Again, correct me if I am wrong).
Working, school, blogging, tweeting, google reader-ing, etc does not leave much time for a social life or really much of a life at all. Honestly though, I wouldn’t change things for the world. I was told once (I can’t remember by whom or I would give credit) that if you find something that you love, then work doesn’t seem like work. It is true. I may run around crazy and stressed, but at the end of the day, for the most part, I love where I am in terms of career, life direction and what I am doing. It is all up hill from here.