- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Hi Bee’s –
Is this that mid-quarter life crisis everyone keeps talking about?
Since I can remember I have wanted to be an attorney. Never for the “fantistical” reasons people talk about. I want/ed to be a family law attorney. It’s far from glamorous but it’s what I am passionate about.
I got accepted into law school my senior year of college, but I SO was not ready. Two years later, I applied again, got accepted to some even better law schools…however I realized I didn’t want to move to NY or DC so I put it off again.
During this time I’ve become engaged and bought a house with my now FI (whom i’ve dated for 7 years so he’s been there all along) and honestly my life and how I want to live my life is changing. I hear all the time about how women often “give up” there career goals for their family but I am starting to see why. More than anything, I want to be able to ENJOY my family, and watch my children (don’t have any yet) grow up. I don’t see myself becoming anyone’s CEO anymore, or even working 60 + hours trying to make partner at a firm.
I currently work for a non profit that focuses on children. I absoutly love the fulfillment it gives me. Everyone I work with has a masters of social work and are either LCSW’s or in pursuit of it. I am leaning more and more towards getting my MSW and my Ph.D. in social work.
If I could do anything, I would write books for professionals, families, and children…work part time at a non-profit as a consultant of some sort, and teach as an adjucnt or possibly full-time professor. I’d really love to consult with attorneys to guide them in the best practices for children and families in the legal realm.
My passion has always been the same, help children and families…this is just a different education route than I had been dreaming of.
I’d be lying if it didn’t make me cringe everytime I think about $100,000 (or more) of debt for law school versus at most 60k for a MSW and Ph.D. and likely not that because Ph.D. students usually have fellowships.
Neither route is EASIER, however they have two very different quailty of lifestyles.
Please give your advice. Thanks for reading bee’s.