« on: January 06, 2006, 04:15:58 PM »
So by the end of the next 6 months I will probably have several mental breakdowns.
I am getting married (note to forum, I am the Bride) AND applying to law school at the same time. (I also have a relatively demanding full time career)
I sent in my applications before Thanksgiving, so all I would have to do Law School wise is wait, but that is amazingly stressful. More so than I could have anticipated
My fiancť wants to move to the Bay Area, and Iím fully convinced I am not going to get into either Stanford or Boalt, so Iíll probably end up going to Hastings, if I even get in there. UCLA sent me an acceptance letter before Christmas. Great you say. I thought so too. But now, for the entire month of January I am faced with the question: am I going to fight with my fiancť over where we live? Am I going to risk going to Hastings? (some of the firms I am interested in don't recruit there, but they do recruit at UCLA)
To make it all worse, I have "unorthodox" numbers: Really High LSAT, okay GPA (the splitter forum says I don't actually count as a splitter.. but I feel like one) I keep pouring over old Law School Numbers Pages, trying to find someone with similar levels of work experience and numbers, just to compare. And there just are so few, it's really hard to tell where I stand. I think I would get into Columbia or NYU or Northwestern or ChicagoÖ at least one of them ... but I just canít handle adding more choices to my life. I'm already trying to balance my school with my wedding and with my fiance's career and adding even more cities to the equation will kill me.
What drives me crazy about this whole situation is that I feel like there is no one else out there anything like me. I canít compare myself to anyone, and I canít console myself with anyone either.
Is there another bride out there who's mother is more concerned with wedding invitations than her Harvard application?