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Emotional Difficulties

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I am a motivated and ambitious person. I have a wonderful personal life, and that's what's most important to me. However, I really do want to succeed in my career, too.

I have had a less-than-perfect first year in law school. I've done above-average, but not stellar. I am interested in some competitive jobs, and while I know I still have a chance at them (there are two more years, after all), I feel sad about not having done a perfect job first year. Law school awards all its internal prizes on the basis of first year. I know I need to do research into what is needed for my chosen career and continue to work hard and try to achieve at the level necessary to get there. But I feel very heartbroken. I was a real achiever in college and high school. The fact that I have failed to distinguish myself in the first year of law school will influence the rest of my career, and every time I process that fact, I feel unspeakably awful.

This won't impact my weight management goals. In fact, my healthy habits will hopefully help me deal with this crisis. I actually think I want to work harder at working out and eating right so I can have it as a stress-reliever and an alternate source of focus and self-confidence. I want to do more yoga to help with self-affirmation.
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    Don't beat yourself up over this. not alot of people can get into law school, and remember we are all our own worst critic.
    2523 days ago
    Law school. Wow! I can't begin to imagine how stressful that is, never mind feeling you have to be top of the class to succeed.

    Looking back on a long and checkered career, I've come to the conclusion that what we think will make us happy and what will really make us happy may be widely different things. And very few things actually matter as much as we think they do in the long run. The things I pursued hardest turned out to be some of my biggest mistakes, and the things that I thought were totally screwed up took me where I needed to go. Sometimes it can take years to understand why things happen the way they do.

    The right job is out there looking for you -- and it may not be the one you think has the prestige, etc. Trust yourself; trust the universe.

    2524 days ago
    Don't be so hard on yourself. That may hinder your results for your career choice. Good luck to you1
    2524 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    2524 days ago
    Don't be so hard on yourself. U made it to law school ,wow. Good job!
    2524 days ago
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