Sunday, June 1, 2008

I got accepted!!!

I got my admissions packet yesterday from the only school I applied to!! It was a little iffy due to my low LSAT score--luckily I have a good GPA! I am still taking the LSAT again in 2 weeks (ahhhhh) for scholarship reasons (I have to have a significant amount paid through scholarship or I won't be going to school...) I still haven't told my boss BUT I figure I can wait to see if I actually get the scholarship and put in my resignation at that time--That will give them 2 months to hire someone and for me to train them (right now I am their only employee and the only one who knows how to do my job in the office.) I am really excited but also scared...

Quiting a job and starting school on a maybe is a huge step. I am pretty big on taking relatively safe steps in life and this one is not so safe--it's like walking along a cliff with a blindfold on! My mom is the classic pessimist--she tries to be positive and fails--"What if you quit your job and flunk out, what will you do them?"--Ummm, go back to selling glasses and asking for forbearance's on my loans every year--nothing ventured, nothing gained Mom... They are paying my seat/tuition deposit for me so I have that I guess--they want to help and they want me to succeed, they are just worried about how much it will cost them if I fail, LOL. I am planning to have my check out to the school this week and then contact the fin. aid department to see what they can do for me--with or without the improved LSAT score, just to see where I stand...

You know, I used to be this very decisive, stubborn, "I can do whatever I want, whenever I want" kinda girl--where did she go??

2 comments:

newduck said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I have three things for you:
1. Congrats on getting accepted! The application process is truly the hardest part of law school.
2. I was 31 when I went to law school. People said I was crazy, pointing out that I'd be nearly 35 when I graduated (gasp!). I responded thaat I would be 35 eventually anyway, and is it better to be a 35 year old with a law degree or a 35 year old without one?
3. I got a federal scholarship worth $48k in law school. It's called the flas and it's not that hard to get. Check it out on google. Hope that helps!

Strange Bird said...

Wow. This is VERY hardcore. Good for you for holding out for the money, though; I am having EXTREME REGRETS about not considering that heavily enough, and I don't even have kids to support!