For the first time in a gazillion years our Christmas tree was not up on Thanksgiving Day. The sacrifices we make for the law.
Pile 30 years of that up and it's quite a pile. Now I just have to face that I don't have the time, the stamina or whatever else I need to be the star. I have what it takes to get through school and learn the law. Get over it, Jeff. You are not the fair haired boy anymore. White haired middle-aged nuts-to-go-back-to-school dude, not the fair haired boy.I was the fair haired boy. You shoulda seen me. I was so d**mned cute. end quoteI'm reading 1L, Scott Turow's musings on his first year at Harvard (1977). A great read when you just can't study anymore. Amazing how similar his experiences have been to mine. Not much changes from year to year or school to school. The mental crap is the same!Not everyone can be the fair-haired boy. I feel courageous going back at the ripe old age of 38. Accepting one's limitations is a part of life, no matter how old you are. And definitely a requirement of a 1L.It's a rite of passage!