It must be a year since I last updated? I was reading back on my last post and I had forgotten some of the specifics of my first exam. It was fun to read back what I was feeling inspiring me to update my journey.
I am now successfully in my second year of law school! I still love it. I was disappointed in one of my classes – Torts. Man, I studied my ass off for the class. I slacked a little on my contracts and criminal procedure studying in order to give myself more time for torts. What happened? I passed criminal procedure with my highest grade to date, and contracts I passed. Contracts is a pretty hard subject for most in law school anyways, but I knew I would pass it. I probably should have focused harder on the two subjects I was better at and aim for a higher grade and just focus on a pass with torts. The extra time I put in for torts didn’t improve my final grade at all. What a bummer. I cried for two days.
After meeting with the Professor and discussing my paper I came to terms with it. I don’t agree completely with the grade, but I do admit it was better organized in my head than how it actually came out on the paper. I passed. I have this semester to aim higher.
I have been saying since I started law school I don’t want to do criminal law. I am too sensitive for it, yet criminal law and criminal procedure are now my top scores. My second job deals with juvenile offenders, and I seriously try in my short time I am with them to get through as best I can and hope to steer a few away from a troubled path. This opportunity is branching out and I will be taking on more hours working in two probation departments now. I am not saying where I won’t end up now … I just need to wait and see where it takes me.
Immigration law might be a good compromise for me. It’s a mix of some criminal law and constitutional law. I always loved anything to do with our constitution since the 8th grade and I had to memorize the preamble (which I still have memorized – my party trick). We’ll see.
I have signed up for another 5k finally! I am running the 5k that began this journey for me. I have managed to lose 20 lbs with a lot of walking in between work and classes. I think I am beginning to find a balance! To be continued …