...as long as you're heading in the right direction it doesn't really matter when you started.
AMEN. (that's twice already. i am SO not religious. what is happening to me??)
so many people think i am naive and idealistic and doomed to disappointment. i think that they are projecting their own fear of failure onto me, and measuring my efforts by their standards, and not mine. i have found such satisfaction in having given an effort everything i've got (take the lsat or ls applications for example), to the point where that is its own reward, and the outcome is icing on the cake.
i have found very few people, though, who have the same willingness to commit as completely as i have, and make the corresponding sacrifices that are necessary.
ditto the kids thing. i want them pre-40, but that would mean during law school and as a single mom, and that is just too much for me. so i have decided that i have to date a younger woman so that she can have them for me. or i will adopt an older child after law school. after all, i can live without changing diapers and not sleeping for a year, right?
and triple ditto the social scene. i have no idea how i am going to find a group of people to hang out with who are NOT in law school. i am moving to a new city where i know no one, and most of my age-peers have an established circle of friends. plus, i am single, and almost everyone i know who is my age is not. no offense to happily partnered people, but hanging out with you doesn't generally land me dates with exciting new people.
here's hoping the problem solving skills refinement that law school teaches might help me resolve the challenges in my love life...