haus wrote:re-applicant wrote:I hope this doesn't come off as presumptuous, but I am actually curious: how do you plan to balance law school, and then life as a lawyer, with being a single mom raising a young child? I'm rooting for you, but I couldn't possibly imagine going down the path that I'm going if I had your responsibilities.
Nearly any job that will provide a good life for someone and their family will produce challenges that need to be overcome. Opting to avoid law school, and a later career as a lawyer does not make these challenges go away.
Being an old geyser
by the forums standards(late 30's), I know a bit about the problems of balancing work and life. I would argue that my current career (Information Security) more demanding then what most lawyers deal with. I work long hours, I am always on call, frequently I will need to work weekends and holidays, and there is a continuous need for additional education that is almost always done on my own time. Over the years I have learned that no field has a monopoly on hard work or difficult hours, and that part of the job of being a parent is finding way to persevere through the challenges to make a good life for your family.
ftfy now it is tcr