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!!