« on: October 01, 2010, 07:46:26 PM »
Thanks everyone. It has been a very difficult, long, painful, stressful and rewarding experience. I started my first class of part-time law school in August 2004 and passing the bar exam in July 2010, almost six years later has been an experience I will never forget. Getting my letter from the Supreme Court that I passed the bar exam, taking the Oath of Attorney and mailing it to the Florida Board of Bar Governors is a surreal experience. After failing the February exam, I was exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally. I lost confidence in myself. I cried for a week. I didn't know how I would find the strength to start studying all over again and take this difficult exam again. I almost gave up. But I didn't thank God. I had sacrificed too much, so I gathered whatever strength I had left, gathered together more money I didn't have to reapply to take the bar exam again in July and while working full-time started studying again for July's exam. When I received the passing letter, I broke down in tears. Being a non-traditional law student is very difficult, stressful, painful and challenging but in the end, very rewarding. As I reflect back on all those years now, I don't regret a moment of it. Passing the bar and becoming an Attorney makes all that suffering I experienced well worth the pain I went through to achieve this goal. On to bigger and better things.