Monday, February 10, 2014

The First Step

Well, I finally did it. On Saturday, February 8th I tackled the LSAT! 

It was a beast of a test and definitely lived up to the hype. I arrived at Charlotte School of Law at 8:00AM on a cloudy and cold morning, and poured everything I had into the insane questions. I'm not allowed to say much about the test itself (LSAC rules), but it lasted until 1:00PM. From what I've read online and heard from other test takers, we all agree that this test was incredibly difficult. I'm praying for a lenient curve, and hoping that I scored well enough to solidify my acceptance into law school. 

Back in 2010 when the dream of law school first entered my mind, I wanted to pull an Elle Woods and score a 179. (180 is a perfect score... and FYI -- that's pretty freaking rare!) At this point, I just need to get in! I am 100% certain that becoming an attorney is my calling and no longer need to score that high to prove to myself that I'm good enough to follow my dreams.

I prepared for this test with Blueprint Prep's online movie. I highly recommend them, and know that if I would have had more time my score would have probably increased even more than it did. (It increased 10 points in ONE month!) While I decided to take this test back in October 2013, I had only begun studying at the beginning of January. Having two littles under the age of two made studying pretty difficult, and I would often feel guilty for spending so much time with my nose in a book. But it was only for a month, so I did it. And while I  wish I would have had more time, I feel like my preparation was sufficient. As much as the LSAT stressed me out, I think I'm going to actually miss studying. Hahaha.

After taking a 3 hour nap. The LSAT kicked my butt!
(Picture by Gav:) )

I want to say thanks to everyone who said a prayer for me. And thanks to my amazing husband for all of his love and support. (I love you, mais!) I was super nervous in the days leading up to the LSAT, but on test day I was strangely calm. I felt His presence just like I did during my natural births, and I know that no matter what happens, His Will will be done. 

I've literally played this song 100 times this week and really meditated on the lyrics. God is truly amazing. 


Lauren said...

good luck girl! It's all over now, and I know that all you can do is wait...but it sounds as if you were pretty dang prepared, and a little bit of confidence goes a long way!

P.S. That picture Gav took of you...BEAUTIFUL!!!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

How exciting!! I remember when my husband took the LSAT and how happy we both were that there was no more studying. Then we started getting acceptance letters and that was all we could talk about! What an exciting time in your life! Best of luck and I am sure you ROCKED it!

Annabel Krantz said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad I didn't have to sit the LSATS - we don't have a test like that in Australia, just exams and practicals incorporated into the degree. I hope you get the result you wanted, and don't have to wait too long to find out!

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