Embracing the Challenge of Night Classes for 2.5 Years
As I sit down to pen this blog entry, there's a mix of excitement and apprehension swirling inside me. I've finally taken the plunge, making a decision that marks not just a new chapter, but an entirely new volume in the story of my life. I've decided to apply for law school at the newly established Elon School of Law in Charlotte, a dream I've harbored for years but never found feasible until now.
Why Law School? Why Now?
The question isn't why, but rather, why not? I've always been fascinated by the intricacies of the law, the way it weaves through every aspect of our lives, often unnoticed. Yet, until recently, attending law school seemed like a distant dream. The main obstacle? Location. There were no law schools within a manageable distance from where I lived, making the prospect of attending one synonymous with uprooting my life.
But then, Elon School of Law came to Charlotte. Suddenly, the impossible seemed possible.
The Plan: Night Classes for 2.5 Years
Balancing a career and personal life with education is no small feat. That's why the option of night classes at Elon is a game-changer for me. It's a commitment – a 2.5-year-long commitment, to be precise. But what's a couple of years in the grand scheme of things, especially when chasing a dream?
Night classes mean I don't have to give up my current job. They mean I can continue to live my life while adding another layer to it – that of a law student.
The Long Road Ahead
I'm under no illusion that this journey will be easy. Law school is notorious for its rigor, its demanding nature. Night classes, after all, don't mean easier classes – they just mean a schedule that's more accommodating to my current life.
I anticipate long nights, countless hours of study, and the inevitable stress that comes with such a challenging academic pursuit. But alongside that, I also anticipate growth, learning, and the indescribable satisfaction of pursuing something I've longed for.
The Worthwhile End
"Why law school?" Some may ask. The answer is simple: passion. There's a unique allure to the legal profession – the fight for justice, the intellectual challenge, the ability to make a tangible difference.
I look forward to the day I can look back and say, "I did it." Not just for the degree, not just for the potential career opportunities, but for the personal fulfillment that comes from achieving something that once seemed out of reach.
As I embark on this journey to Elon School of Law, I'm aware of the challenges ahead. But more importantly, I'm excited about the opportunities – the chance to grow, to learn, and to step into a field I've always admired from afar.
To those considering a similar path, I say this: it's never too late to chase your dreams. It may be a long road, but if it leads to a destination you've always yearned for, every step is worth it.