lol. You are the first person to suggest that I do not retake in all the postings I have made. The part about going on with your life totally hits home for me because I do not want to waste another year waiting. However, if I do wait, my wife and I can save up some money and she could possibly get her master's degree. The worst thing that could happen if I retake in June is not doing any better/doing worse and then going ahead to law school in the fall and any time I spent studying would have been a waste. But I don't think I will study too hard or burn myself out leading up to this LSAT so I don't think it will be too big of a problem. I do completly understand your point though.
I'm glad that you understood where I'm coming from, BlueSuede
, and that you were not offended by my post at all. I truly did mean it in exactly the way you took it. I'm an older guy, making a big career shift by going to law school, so I have a little perspective on how surprising life can be when we least expect it. That's the only reason I'd advise you to not hold off on school and to just put the LSAT to rest and move forward in life.
If the only thing you'd be doing during the year off is cramming for the LSAT and trying to improve your score I would say, "Forget it, man, move on with school" until I'm blue in the face. But since you pointed out that you have reasons for delaying I can see why perhaps waiting another year could be a good thing.
Me? I applied to only one measly school this year and I never even opened up the LSAT score that the LSAC sent to me. "Screw it," I said. I can't change that score or do anything about it in time to change things for this cycle so I said, "screw it." I do not care what the score is. I care only that I get in to the school I picked.
I think we all tend to get way to whipped and worked over by LSAT points. I probably tend to go too far the other way, but my UGPA from years ago is damned high and I test pretty well, so I'm confident.
I'm calm and not obsessing about the numbers, and I was just encouraging you, BlueSuede
, to do the same. I'm glad you didn't take offense, man. Good luck to you in everything.