Wednesday, August 29

Irony of Law School

When I checked my news feed this morning, I saw the post of Belinda - one of my friends in law school. Her status made me smile because I'm also feeling the same thing. 

"Do you feel like you're unequipped, so tired and so drained that you don't want to get out of bed and even think about doing anything?! You very well know you have to get out of the bed, open those damn books to memorize those provisions plus read tons of case files in full text so that you can manage a word or two when your professor calls you to recite later. You think of all the possible ways your professor can embarrass you in front of your classmates (who will be, by the way, sweating cold sweats while watching you get grilled) and you dread so damn much of even stepping in that four-cornered he** called classroom. BUUUT the moment you're in class and start feeling the hype again and getting in the groove, you forget all your worries heck you even forget there is a world outside school and it's as if everything fits perfectly. This is how law school is for me every single effin' blessed, glorious, err miserable day... IRONIC."


Every morning, I wake up and worry about the readings I need to complete, the cases I need to get familiar with and the recitations I need to prepare of. There are so many things to do with so little time. When I'm half way completing the to-do's, new school requirements are given. Because of the endless tasks, sometimes, I end up doing nothing. Playing new games on my iPad and chatting with my friends suddenly become better ideas than studying. 

BUT then again, I also remember the reason why I enrolled in law school. My dream is there. I know, deep in my heart, that it is something I wanted. 

Quitting used to become one of the options available whenever I feel tired about everything at school. However, when I started to love what I'm doing, it ceased to become one. Despite all the hardships I encounter, I'm still here trying to survive the day. When I see the smiles of my classmates, I feel at ease. It's good to know that I'm getting the right support and encouragement from them. Who would have thought that these great individuals I met three months ago would help me love law school even more.

My everyday life in law school is fun and exciting. At the same time, it is also full of drama! No one knows where this journey will take me. What is important is that I love where I am now. Whether I become a lawyer or not, I will always treasure law school and Wigmore (section).

32 comments:

  1. "My dream is there. I know, deep in my heart, that it is something I wanted. " ---- yehey for you, indeed, the preparation can make us anxious usually, but once we are there, and knowing that is where we want to be, anxiety disappears and excitement starts pushing us to get closer to our dreams.

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    1. I hope I'm in the right direction! It is really something I wanted since the beginning of time. LOL The journey is difficult and I hope I can make it! :)

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  2. It's very ironic indeed. But you have to fulfill your dreams. Though sometimes it's boring.

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  3. I remember these feelings way back on my college days. I hate it when my professor called my name because I'm not ready for the answers.. ;) But now, I really missed my school days. I really wanted to go back to school again. I want to feel again the stress, the fun and everything about school. :)

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    1. School is really fun! I also miss my college days.. Super intense kasi sa law school. But hey, I'm not complaining. Hahaha

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  4. It's just like working out or exercising. You don't feel like doing it but you do it anyway. And you wonder why you even have to think twice about working out when it feels sooo good to be able to complete a set.

    Btw, my son is in med school and I think he pretty much feels the same every single day.

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    1. I think med school is wayyyy more difficult. Well, if the love for school is there, everything suddenly becomes easier and lighter. Good luck to your son!

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  5. Ironic indeed!

    Getting tired of doing something you love? I always thought that a person will never get tired of doing the things she love...

    Well, that's what makes law school exciting and memorable right? You can make it girl. Just enjoy the ride and take things one day at a time. Aja!

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  6. Law school does require reading a lot of books. I saw my sister endure law school and is a lawyer now. I wouldn't have had the patience for that though.

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  7. You can do it, Algene!

    You are still young and I know the energy and the zest of youth will make you go through all the hurdles. There'd be some obstacles along the way but I am sure, it will be something that you can get through with flying colors.

    Indeed, it will be a true test of character as you continue to fulfill your dream. I am a frustrated lawyer. I once dreamt of becoming one but have changed gear along the way. I feel happy when I know people, especially young girls like you, who have strong desire and aspirations to becoming one someday.


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  8. at the end of the day, nothing can transport you into the world of pure bliss (and forget there is world outside) than doing what you really want or things to make you achieve them...

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  9. i know kaya mo yan...yeah ur right darating tlga ung time na u want to quit and stop studying n lng. pero sabi mo nga ur everyday life is fun and exciting so ituloy tuloy mo lng ienjoy lahat kahit mahirap...worth it nmn lahat nang hirap na yan once nakuha mo na ung end nang pagaaral mo sa law school...^_^ aja lng sis!

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  10. No guts, no glory. Go get your dream...

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  11. Hi, Algene. I honestly admire people who go to law school and pursue it because all I know, being a lawyer is a tough profession. I'd like to recommend a book authored by a brother of mine (in an organization)a preacher, inspirational writer, motivational speaker and lawyer. The title of his book is "The Good Lawyer" by: Bobby Quitain
    I'm sure you'll be inspired. Good luck! :)

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  12. That's a really great attitude Algene! Just do everything that you can.. soon enough, you'll finish law school with flying colors. :) It's always good to have friends that have a positive outlook on things. :)

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  13. be positive and always focus! you'll get there no matter what! good luck! xx

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  14. i consider going to law school as a test for conviction... and i know you've got it... i'm sure you'll reach your dream soon...

    cheers :)

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  15. I truly admire law students can read, memorize and really understand the concept of each book and analyze the cases. It's just not for me.. goodluck and keep it up!

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  16. I can only imagine.. but I can relate the tired part though just like a day in motherhood land..sometimes I wish I can have some extra sleep but can't coz someone is depending on me...but after everything is said and done this is where I am happy with...won't have it any other way...Goodluck!

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  17. got to love what you're doing. :)

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  18. wishing you all the best in your law school, enjoy as much as you can after school there so much lawyering to do, be the best, a good lawyer with a heart and soul!

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  19. i wanted to become a lawyer ... but i dont know what happened .. i ended up the side of science ... maybe i guess i dont i got tired of memorizing when i was still in elementary and high school .... kudos to you ...

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  20. I dreamt to become lawyer before, You're in the right path girl, You can do it and you're lucky to be on that four corner. I know its hard sometime but that's life.Don't think about it, one day you're on the top of your dream.

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  21. What's with being a lawyer? It used to be a glorious profession. Now, I just don't get it!

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    1. Maybe you haven't seen the real world of lawyers. :)

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  22. Yes law school is tough/hard, but if you love and enjoy what you are doing...go ahead! rock on!...:D

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  23. with your determination and positive outlook about the challenges in law school, I know you are not far from fulfilling your dreams.

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  24. what we dream and work for we eventually achieve! with you in prayer, reading your words, I know you will succeed! :-)

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  25. Perseverance and determination are just two of the keys to fulfillment of your dream. Good luck!

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  26. I can just imagine how you feel being in law school. In business college,our basic Law class dwindled to half, unable to measure up the pressure brought upon by our professor.

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  27. i could've been a lawyer years years back if i did pursued but maybe it's not my destiny, or perhaps not yet..(at me balak pa, lol)

    Goodluck girl..kaya yan.. :)

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  28. Whatever your aspiration in life will come to reality for as long as you are determined and dedicated to reach it no matter how difficult the journey will be.

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