I was flying back to Colorado from a work trip at abouty 35,000 feet when I saw this post on LinkedIn, and I immediately wanted to share it with others. The post was written by a recent law school graduate, Victoria Lang, and Victoria has given us permission to share it here. If it can help or motivate even one person, she told us, she would be happy to have put it out there. It 100% motivated me, and I suspect will many more
Despite having to overcome educational deficits from being homeschooled, I did it.
Despite having to work full time while trying to get my associates, I did it.
Despite having a newborn and a family crisis during undergrad, I did it.
Despite losing my grandfather right before my LSAT, I did it.
Despite my niece's life threatening illness and emergency surgery during my first semester of law school, I did it.
Despite my mom being diagnosed with terminal cancer in my second semester of law school, I did it.
Despite juggling commuting, being a mom, schoolwork, internship, moot court competition, care giving for my own mom during the 1st semester of my 2L year, I did it.
Despite losing my mom and then my brother-in-law, being hospitalized with my own health scare, my father-in-law being hospitalized and diagnosed with lymphoma, and then the pandemic during the 2nd semester of my 2L year, I did it.
Despite moving classes and my internship remotely, while also having my son home all day with me due to quarantine, dealing with settling my mom's affairs, and then losing my grandmother to Covid in my 3L, I did it.
It wasn’t just 3 years, it’s been 33 in the making. It wasn’t just me, it was my entire support system. One day at a time, pushing forward. WE did it! Proud JD!