yepyep wrote:cowgirl_bebop wrote:My family is apparently not going to be as supportive as I would like with this one. They straight up told me they dont want me to go. They have their heart set on me going to SJU and aren't trying to hear about me going away to Indiana. Kind of disappointed, because I would have hoped they would back me a bit more in this.
With all due respect. It's not their decision, so who cares what they think. If they had your best interests in mind, they would A. want you to go to the better school with better job prospects, and B. want you to go where YOU want to go and would seem to be the happiest. Doesn't sound like A or B has been contemplated in their thought process. Just sayin.
I think they mean well, but like most families they dont understand the law school process. They figure that SJU is good enough, especially with a full scholarship, and that if I just work hard I can find any job I want. Cost wise SJU is cheaper, because I wouldnt have to worry about tuition, and I could stay with my aunt in Queens and get free housing and food. But I would rather pay to go to IUB because it's worth the money.
Trying to explain to them how overcrowded the NY and DC markets are has been like trying to teach a fish to walk. Im the first person in my family to finish college, so law school is unknown territory to us all. We are a tight knit family and they just want me close to home. They'll get over it I guess.