Tuesday, July 29, 2008

18 Hours of Law

Right now, it's actually Sunday at 4pm. I sit in my private study room in the library, papers scattered, books open, coffee, water, pens.....

But I'm scheduling this to post at 9am on Tuesday. Right now I am sitting before the bar exam, reading the first essay question. I probably have a huge knot in my stomach. I am probably holding my breath, probably clenching my jaw. I hope these thoughts transcend, and bring me the peace and focus I need to pass the hardest bar examination in the country:

Amy,

You know you are capable of passing this test. You have spent 20 years dreaming of the day when you become an attorney. Don't allow stress, anxiety and outside influences (like the guy next to you who probably smells and is chomping on gum and shaking his leg) to come between you and the biggest dream you've ever had. Allow your mind to open, see the question and the facts. Let it speak to you. You can answer any question they ask you. You can do this. Breath. Think. The bar exam is not about excellence, it's about competence. And you are more than competent. Do this, do it so you never have to do it again!

Any positive thoughts, prayers, messages are welcome! The bar exam is three days long, 6 hours each day. I'll be staying downtown at a very nice hotel so that I don't have to fight traffic or put anyone on the road at risk since I am rather preoccupied.

It's been a long, difficult journey. It's time for all of the work to pay off.

4 comments:

  1. wow. good luck. good luck. GOOD LUCK! i hope you do amazing, and i'm sure you will. planning a wedding & taking the bar..yikes. and i thought grad school & wedding planning alone were bad! just shows how awesome you must be!

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  2. congratulations on making it so far, all my best hopes for you now. sleep well, eat well, focus, and you'll do great!

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  3. kristin @ the fairmount brideJuly 29, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    hope you made it through!! congrats!!

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  4. You will ACE this Bar Exam my dear! You are 100% capable, smart and studied-up. I can't wait to hear the results!!

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