Very simply I am a girl that loves to read novels about things that creep around outside people’s window at night. I also love to read about bloodsuckers. In real life I hope to become a professional bloodsucker one day soon. I know that I am silly! Sorry for the bad lawyer joke, to all my professional bloodsuckers. It is just a joke.
By following these two passions I have traveled a unique path. I am one of those people that read every day and love it. One of my favorite websites is Goodreads. http://goodreads.com After reading a few of my friend’s from Goodreads blogs I was inspired to start one of my very own. I mostly read paranormal fiction. Particularly, I enjoy YA paranormal romance. I also enjoy dystopia novels and historical fiction. Lastly, I also like true crime novels. I literally grew up reading John Grisham. Well, my mom read the novels and I just listen.
I think growing up listening to John Grisham was the first contact that I had with the legal world. But when I was in 7th grade I had to do a report on the justice system and I based my report on the movie 12 Angry Men and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird. Every since that report I wanted to be a lawyer.
The road has not been easy for me. When I was in 2nd grade I found out that I had a learning disability. My junior year of high school I told my college advisor that I wanted to be a lawyer. She told me that I would never be able to get into law school. I can proudly say that in 2011 I graduated from law school. But the universe is not always fair. I have taken the bar exam and failed.
Now I am currently dealing with the aftermath of failure. I am not going to fib. I do have some regrets. However, I do not think they are typical. Most of my regrets are about the bar exam and my first year of law school. Since learning that I failed the exam I have wonder would I have received a different result if I went to a different law school and took a different bar prep class. I have even questioned if I really want to be a lawyer. Those are not true regrets; those are just doubts that I think any one in my situation would have. My real regret is that I doubted my self. But through all those fake and real doubts I have arrived at the conclusion that I really want to be a lawyer.
When I enter high school I kind of lost my love of reading. But during my junior year I read one of my all time favorite books The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George. After I graduated from college I began to read again. But I went to grad school and I never had time to read. So who would have thought that I would find my lost love in law school.
My first year of law school was somewhat academically successful. However, my first year was personally horrific. Despite the fact that I wanted to be lawyer since I was in 7th grade, I loathed the actual experience of law school. I had never been one of those people that study that much despite having a learning disability. For the first time in my life I had to study and read a lot just to keep up. I made it through my first year right in the middle of the pack. But I knew that something had to change. I came to the conclusion at the end of my 1st year that I would not be able to keep that pace for the next two years. I began my 2nd year of law school and I had to take a legal ethic class. The professor on the first day of class talked about how different the life of a one L was from the life of two L. He talked about how as 2nd year students we must find a balance. He told us that we should pick up a non-legal book some time. On that day I rediscovered my love for reading.