~ How important my family is to me and how they have influenced me, and how hard it is to have them telling me that I should not go to law school since I have already achieved more than most women my age (double major with honors 4.0 masters degree working full time through undergrad and grad school), and how I have to go against their wishes to pursue a law degree.~ My struggle with drugs and alcohol in high school and how my guidance counselor told me to not go to college since I was never going to amount to anything. This hit me full force, and really pissed me off, I got into college and did all that I could to prove her wrong. I was a double major who graduated with honors in four years while working full time and taking 18 to 21 credits a semester, while my advisors in college told me it could not be done and that I was going to falter by taking on so many things. They told me to slow down and do it over 5 years instead of 4 (I also was the president of an organization, a VP of another, and worked on the school newspaper). I guess I just like pushing myself and showing those who doubt me that I can overcome the odds that are stacked against me.
My masters program is in corporate and public communication. The program focuses a lot on mass media and influences of the media. I am focusing my studies on media, internet, and copyright laws...this area fascinates me. I am writing my mini-discertation on online gaming and privacy law. I have felt out a job in marketing for the last year and a half or so..I know this is not what I want to do with my life. I have worked in advertising as an undergrad, as well as interning at Fairchild Publications in NYC in the advertising department, and I know that although I like advertising, it is not what I see myself doing everyday until retirement. I just feel like law school is the next step to help me get where I want to be. I feel like now is the best time in my life to go to law school. I am focused and driven. I accomplish what I set out to do. I am 23 and unattached to anyone. I do not have a family to support or a house to pay for. I would rather go now, while I am able to quit my job and move to go to school, get a new job in that state and go to school at night while working full time, as opposed to waiting 4 or 5 years and being stuck in a different place in life. It just seems like the right point in my life right now...it may sound stupid, but it just feels right.