I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has written me or replied! You guys are awesome and so kind! For little old me!
I never stopped dreaming, even through the hardest of days. I used to sit in the LA train station watching people. Even though I had nothing, I always dreamed that one day it would be me who is happy and have everything in life. It is so gratifying to be able to work toward that. I know people tell me that any premier law school would be a great place to further my career and my aspirations. They are right of course (yes Herb, you are). But coming from the lowest of all lows, I always aspired to reach the highest of all highs when I reach for something. I didn't want to come off as some elitist who is so caught up in prestige that only Yale will satifsy my ego. I want to spend the rest of my life, if not anything else, inspiring young people that no matter how unlikely a task is, there is nothing wrong with trying to be the best. You don't always succeed, but it's ok if you want try again or find another way to succeed. The real failure is not trying, there are so many in this world who have just given up. I have met countless people who was complacent being poor, homeless and hopeless, I really wished to show them that if I could do it, they could too. Yale would have been a perfect place for me, maybe. Maybe I am not the perfect kind of student for them though. I can reconcile with that fact if that is the case.
Always dream big! (and don't ever give up hope)