joemoviebuff wrote: vissidarte27 wrote:
mdallavis wrote:Stupid college grades. I'm pretty aggravated with my 18-21 year old self right now.
Me freaking too.
I wish I had figured out BEFORE I finished with college that I wanted to go to law school and that my GPA mattered. Until the very end of my senior year, I thought I was going to go to grad school for music, wherein your GPA is worth about as much as a blowdryer to a whale.
What I wouldn't give for a do-over.
Why didn't you go? No jerbs?
No jerbs was one factor.
More than that, though, was the realization that I don't really want what the life of a professional opera singer entails -- too much travel (9-10 months out of the year), too much competition, the endless "not good enough" litany, the inability to leave work and work, the lack of job satisfaction, lack of real-world significance, etc. I thought I wanted that when I first started, but my priorities have changed, especially in the last year. I want stability, I want to do something significant, I want to utilize my strengths instead of beating the dead horse of weaknesses (high notes, man. High notes).
So I slacked off in college, didn't go to as much class as I should have (8am theory, I'm lookin' at you), didn't really care about my grades at all, despite having been a 4.0+ student in high school, and am regretting it now. I failed a tap dancing class for Christ's sake.
Now my only recourse is to study my ass off for the LSAT (and I am) so that I can get a 170+ to get into my top choice school. I mean, my GPA isn't atrocious (3.2), and UVA is kind to splitters, so I stand a shot if I score well and apply ED as soon as applications become available, but I wish I had given a crap about my grades in UG so that there was less pressure on my LSAT score.
Ah well. Hindsight is 20/20 and all of that.