Saturday, April 11, 2009

Preview Day

Today I am going to the school to be on a panel to talk to admitted students about balancing family life with law school. I did this last year. I struggle on whether I fall into the same old scare them to death first routine or tell them the truth as I see it.......For me law school has been fun. Sure sacrafices have been made, but I don't regret anything I have had to sacrafice.

People tend to think about law school as this great big stressful thing...and it is, don't get me wrong. But that stress is stress you put on yourself because you are a type A personality. Single parents have a different layer involved though because your child comes before any school. And that can be difficult at times, but it is not the horror story that the school administration wants you to believe it is.

So, I will go and tell the truth and hope that my pearls of wisdom will sink in.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a law school single mom too....glad to see there are more of us out there. It's hard for most people to conceptualize. There are a few other parents at my school, but it isn't quite the same when you have a husband or wife to share responsibility with.
    Good luck with finals...