I'm applying to law school for the third time (long story), and I am wondering if I am crazy for being willing to take on huge amounts of debt to go to school full-time. *part time is really out of the question, because working and pt law school would keep me away from my 2 kids - one of whom is a 4 month old baby - way too much*I have already completed an MBA program, and I have about $60K in student loan debt before even starting law school. In my family, I make the bulk of the earnings (my husband is a cop, I'm in finance), and we own a house with a substantial mortgage. Even if we pare down our expenses to the bare minimum, and assuming I get some merit aid, I will be putting on an additional $100K+ in loans at a tier 2 school. After graduating, I would prefer to not have to work for a big firm if I can avoid it, but would be willing to do so for a few years to help pay off those loans.So have I really lost my marbles here? I want to be an attorney so bad I can taste it, so of course I am more than happy to go deeper into debt. What I need is an objective opinion. Any thoughts?
helendemilo,I appreciate your feedback, however I don't appreciate your insinuation that I am selfish. My husband just changed careers and took a huge pay cut so that he could pursue a career that made him happy (being a cop). I have always encouraged him, even though that meant that I would have to take on a larger role in terms of income. He loves what he is doing, and doesn't need nor want a masters degree in his field. Why don't I wait to go to law school? I've been waiting for nearly 10 years already. Yes, I picked a career path that wasn't my first choice so that I could support my first born (when I was a single mom), and have tried to stick with it and improve myself along the way.Outside of the original question about taking on debt, I'm kind of surpised that the responses I am receiving aren't more encouraging in terms of following one's dream in life. I'm kind of sorry that I asked the question at all, because now I really feel sh*tty and selfish, and even more confused than I was before.
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