Sixteen Months in my life…


I logged on and there I was.

A virtual classroom with attorneys and legal counsel from all around the world.

Here I was a housewife/mom/blogger/former podcast host gearing up to learn and take in as much information as I could possibly understand about the LAW!!

Who was I kidding?

This was going to prove to be one of the most challenging exercises of my life! There were courses that presented information that seemed way above my pay grade, and as the semesters progressed, the classes became a bit more intense.  There were several times I believed I was in way over my head, and quite frankly, I actually was!

I was determined to learn and keep up with those legal eagles that were my classmates who were better informed.  At times I believed the professors were just gracious, but as I committed to the work, it became clear to them that I was serious.

As the months moved along, and it became apparent that I was going to complete the program, the last semester proved to be the most difficult.  So much so, my advisor called me and asked if I was okay.  I told him I committed to the program and its completion, and I wanted to finish strong and he believed that I would, and I did.

Constitutional Law, dense and tedious.  Not as black or white as proposed.  You see, as I studied Law, there was nothing black or white.  It all began with, “it depends.”

That much I learned.

Then there it was.

The email confirming that I had, in fact, completed my Masters in the Studies of Law successfully, and I was being awarded my degree.  Actually two degrees – Certification in Entertainment Law!

I cried bitterly.  But these tears were different.  I actually recognize what tears of joy truly felt like.

I did it.  I took 16 months of my life and dedicated it to studying something that I thought I wasn’t smart enough to do.  It seemed like a dream. But I did it.

What have you put off that you think would take too much of your time?

What dream have you differed? Do it! Now is the time!!!


Sixteen months goes by fast…get it done!!

‘Til Tuesday


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4 thoughts on “Sixteen Months in my life…

  1. Aloha Annette🌺WOW, Congratulations!🙌🏽📚✨👩🏻‍🎓You are a force to be reckoned with with, my sister 💪🏽 Thank you for bravely and boldly pursuing your passions and dreams while maintaining humility and dependence on Jesus. I am truly inspired by your zeal and transparency. I pray for the opportunities that will come where you will utilize the knowledge and insight you have attained through life experience, academic rigor and God’s sheer goodness toward you. 🙏🏽
    Love and blessings 💕

    1. Thank you my beautiful friend.
      I am so honored that you take time to read my blog.
      Yes, only Jesus and HIS faithfulness towards me that continues to blow me away.
      I love you!!!!!❤️

  2. Thanks for sharing that, I spent 3 1/2 years become becoming a Chef, only to go back to the film biz to make a living, like you said, I did it, I will one day have a pastry business, and with the skills I learned it will be a successful one-Amen!!!
    Know you will use Law to help many others! Blessings

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