Anonymous User wrote:2014 grad, posted in here anon several times as I came very close to several positions (one had me down to the final 2 but picked the other guy). Took the bar and had to move back in with my parents, which has been a...shall we say humbling experience as they picked up right where they left off when I left home as a teenager with curfews, spying on my phone calls and nagging me about making my bed. But not for long...I'm FINALLY out of the vale. State job, crappy pay but enough to get the hell out of my parents house and lots of trial experience relatively quickly. I'm completely over the moon and I've been on cloud nine ever since.
But now I'm paralyzed with fear that I failed the bar, as it was made very clear the offer is 100% conditional on bar passage and I will be fired if I fail. I didn't think it went that bad at the time, but finally getting everything I wanted and worked so hard for only to fail and have it all yanked away is terrifying. I know there's nothing I can do about it now but ever since I got the offer I've been replaying the test over and over in my head worrying about every answer I wasn't sure of. Has anyone else been in this boat?
Congrats on the job! My offer is also conditional on bar passage. I occasionally think about the possibility of failing, and there's a decent portion of people who fail in my jurisdiction (around 25%). Early on though, I decided that I was not going to worry about it because worrying about it was not going to change the result. I keep trying to remind myself that percentage wise, most people pass (and that my school has a 90+% pass rate). I also have blocked out most of the questions from my mind, so fortunately I cannot replay the questions and answers in my head.
In all likelihood, you passed. Just focus on other things for now: exercise, spend time with friends (even your parents), find a part-time job, etc. I know living with your parents is not always the most fun, but at least you have that option in the unlikely event that you didn't pass. Keep busy with other things and don't worry!