Monday, April 16, 2012

My thoughts on graduation

A new chapter, a milestone, an accomplishment, an ending, a mile marker in your life and however else you may feel compelled to describe such an occasion. One thing is for sure, the same thoughts now flood my mind that were present upon undergraduate graduation. Apprehension, fear, excitement, reflection, bewilderment, confusion, and a good number of other feelings too difficult to name all at once. The obvious question that everyone is going to be asking is what are you going to do now? There are some people in my class that have that all figured out. I do not like those people. Mostly because I wish that the assurances they now have are ones that I also enjoyed. Nope. Basically, I plan to take the bar and look for a job. Sigh. There is nothing in that sentence that is easy. Those may be too of the most difficult things that I may ever have to do in my law school career. The bar passage rate is low. The rate at which there are openings in the legal field is even lower.

The fact that those thoughts weigh on me during a time that is supposed to be filled with celebration and joy is so disfigured by the thoughts of future job prospects and an examination to validate my legal studies. One step at a time. Graduate. Celebrate. Study. Celebrate. Get a job. Easy enough!