So you might recall several months back I mentioned taking a class. A soul-sucking class that met three times a week and buried me up to my hairline in homework.
And if you follow this blog you may recall my mention of the morale-busting test I took back in June (and that I received my scores in July).
You may have noticed I never mentioned what the class was for. Or the test.
That's because sometimes, even in the wild world of social media, we have good reason to play things close to the vest.
Just like you wouldn’t broadcast every submission, response, and rejection to your query on twitter. Some secrets should just be kept. On submission to publishers? Another secret that should be kept. And outside of the writing world there are good reasons to keep secrets.
But I don’t need to keep this secret anymore.
The class I took was to prepare for the LSAT. That’s the Law School Admission Test. A test I took in June. The scores of which I received in July. Law school applications went out in September.
And just this month I received my first acceptance to one of those schools.
I’m going to law school!!
Sure, it’s a long way off. I won’t start until Aug 2015. I’m just so thrilled to be going. I’ve wanted to do this for so long. Almost as long as I’ve dreamt of being a published author. So unlocking this achievement is monumental. It’s huge. It’s bigger than big. And it's real. Really real.
As I'm sure you can guess, I'm not the average age of the average law student. And you know what, that's okay. Sometimes life doesn’t go exactly as planned. Sometimes we have to be tested to determine if we really want what we want. My road to law school has been just that - bumpy. I’ve been tested and I had a lot of time to search my soul.
During that time I re-affirmed that I want this. Not because I was told to want it. And not because it's what I think I should be doing in order to meet someone else's definition of success. I want this. For me.
I mean I really REALLY want this. Maybe even more now than ever before. Because that’s what waiting does. It makes you hungry.
So I’m thrilled to be taking this step.
It will be a strange, challenging trip. It will require a lot of changes in my day to day life. Changes to my day job. Changes to my writing schedule. Changes to my work out scheduled. Basically everything is in flux. But it’s exiting. And I’m celebrating. Because it’s not every day you get what you want. #nevergiveup #neversurrender
What victories are you celebrating?