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About This Blog

Not many people have the advantage of taking their entire 20s and some of their 30s to decide what they want to be when they grow up.

Lucky for me, I married a man who can support the family on his income alone, so I have been a stay-at-home mom for the last 8 years, working a couple of part-time or freelance jobs on occasion, but mainly managing our most important assets, the kids (ages 10, 7, and 6).

My youngest starts school this year, and since I scrupulously avoid all things domestic, my choices were to go back to work full-time or go back to school. (Someone’s got to provide the means of hiring the maid I intend to have one day.) And seeing that I just can’t bear the thought of technical writing or copy editing for the rest of my life — not to mention the current economy — the choice is clear. School it is.

So why law school?

After examining my options, I had it narrowed down to getting the Ph.D. in English or Law (a Master’s in English being virtually as useless as the Bachelor’s). Yes, I admit, I haven’t been spending the last 15 years or so dreaming of being a lawyer. But I have been using that time to figure out what I’m good at. No one was more surprised than I was, after a bit of research, to realize that studying law fits my skill set.

What should make all this interesting is that I am what they call a “mature student.” I’m in my 30s, and I have a husband and three kids. I’ve held real jobs before. I’ve been a volunteer in the community. These things, apparently, make me “mature.”

It also makes it scary. I’m happy enough living in a 1-room apartment and dining on Ramen noodles every night, but I’ve got a family to take care of. The challenge therefore is double-edged: can I handle it; and, can they handle it?

We shall find out.

The first obstacle, of course, is getting accepted in the first place. The decision has been made, but the admissions process has yet to begin. Therefore, this blog is starting at the verrrrry beginning. If I fail to get accepted into one of Colorado’s two law schools, it’s over for me and on to Plan B.

Plan A is to get accepted and share the scary and exciting journey with you through this blog.

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4 comments

  1. Love your blog! I thought seriously of law school a few years ago when I was pregnant and laid off from a software company for the second time in two years. Although I did not follow in your footsteps I have enjoyed living vicariously through your postings.
    I am now a WAHM doing marketing projects for a Lawyer/Author/Consultant. Check out her blog here:
    http://www.lawschoolexpert.com/blog/
    I’d love to link to your blog, please contact me via email.


    • Thank you, Elizabeth! I’m glad you stopped by and took the time to leave a comment. I checked out the link and was impressed. Wish I had found that site about a year ago! I linked to it in my side bar. Of course you may link to my blog, and I hope to see you around here again.

      Take care!


  2. Hi, good luck to you.

    I guess I’m also a “mature” future law student, although my wife would argue that description.

    I too, began my blog as I prepared for the LSAT, went through the application process, negotiated my scholarships, etc. I did defer until 2011, but I’ll live vicariously through you this year!

    Take care,

    Doug


  3. Thanks for visiting, Doug! Hope my upcoming journey doesn’t scare you off. LOL



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