CordeliusX wrote:What the hell am I doing? I am totally unsure about LS.
3 years of my life, tons of money, and the feeling that once I work in the field I am forever "stuck." I would rather do something creative, but it seems like everywhere is a closed door for me... plus I crave security.
I think LS will give me the ability to forge ahead, and if i absolutely hate it, leave biglaw after a couple of years working to pay off debt.
Part of this is due to those who make LS out to be a passion they've had since childhood. I am looking at it as a good way to earn a living, expose me to other areas of life/business, and I believe it's a good match for my skills.
Advice? Is this normal?
I think a lot of these feelings are totally normal. It's a big commitment financially, professionally, and personally. I can appreciate these and definitely share some of them. I'd be surprised if people didn't feel some sort of apprehension.
Edit: Dear God, I am scared too.