Tuesday, March 2, 2010


When I was younger I aspired to be a lawyer. Everyone who knew me knew that that was the path I had set out for myself and what I was going to do with my life. By high school I had settled on Entertainment Law as my specialty. I went to college and majored in Politics which I thought was expected and hated every minute of the major. I hated (most) of the students that were in my classes, I hated the reading we had to do, I simply did not enjoy any of it. What I did enjoy was being involved with the clubs and organizations that I participated in. From that I scrapped the idea of law school and went to graduate school and pursued a master's degree in Higher Education so I could work with college students.

Having been in the field for almost two years now I love what I do and the people that I work with, but there is a bit of emptiness which I attribute to not having pursued the thing that I loved and wanted for so long: the Law. Looking back I think I psyched myself out somewhere along the journey and started believing that I wouldn't be able to get into a good school and that I would not be ready for the law school rigor. Being older and I think a lot wiser, I know I wasn't ready because I was burned out and not passionate about law anymore, I needed to take some time and explore a new area to know whether going back to law school and being a lawyer was really something that I wanted.

So I've decided that it is and while I am frightened about studying for the LSAT's and doing law school applications, I also feel confident in who I am and the experiences I've had in grad school and the working world. I now know I am not doing this because I am scared to enter the real world as so many people do, but because it's been a dream of mine since I was little and something that I will be passionate about jumping into with everything that I've got. I'll begin doing intense studying for the LSAT, I am going to get a tutor (which is the most expensive thing ever) and I am going to look to study as much as I can and then based on my scores figure out where I will apply, wish me luck on this new adventure.


  1. Good luck with That. I'm sure you'll do well though

  2. ALANA!!!

    O how I miss you to pieces! TRULY!

    Congrats girl on following your heart and going for it! That is what life is all about! You don't want to be 80 and in a home wishing you would have just faced your fears and gone for what you knew your heart wanted to do!

    I am so proud of you and I know that Ryan is too! YOU ROCK SISTER! Praying for your journey and studies!

    Love you!


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  4. Lyndsay Agans - Ljagans@gmail.comMarch 8, 2010 at 12:57 PM


    I just took the February LSAT and have all of my prep materials -- email me your address and I will ship them to you!!