Thank you all for the suggestions and opinions. The PS is starting to make a little more sense to me…and I feel a little more confident with what I have to bring to the table. I do not feel like I am on the wrong path any longer.
I do have another question though. If I do talk about my guidance counselor in my senior year of HS telling me that I should not go to college because I would never amount to anything, should I stay away from the drug addiction part all together… I could probably get away with just talk about being rebellious and having a problem with authority and what not instead of drugs. It was that point that was the wake up call that caused me to reassess and drop the bad habits, I am just not sure that I should go with drugs… I do not want to turn off ad coms or make them think I was a drug addict.
I know I have to be careful with this topic if I go with it for the entire statement and use it as a theme because as Jacy and KG said, I do not want to come off like I did all this to prove a few people wrong, however, it felt really nice to be able to do that.
KG, I agree with you, I would never write a PS about how not enjoying my jobs in the past makes me want to go to law school. I thank you for helping me dig through some of what I have on my plate. I never thought about adding in my studies now and my thesis, but I think it would be nice to integrate into the PS because it would show why I want to pursue law, and the steps that I took to get there.
I think I am going to try to talk about the naysayers and relate it to my current studies and how those studies led me to my interest in law. I am not sure what area of law my online gaming and privacy thesis touch on, I will have to look into it more deeply since it can touch on a few areas.
Thanks again for all the great advice! I do not know what I would do without this board…well I know I would still be staring blankly at a word document wonder where to go next.