Welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Self-Reflection category and today’s card states “What are 5-1o accomplishments that you’re really proud of?”
Well, the first one that comes to mind is graduating law school. It was four years of my life that took a whole lot of mental fortitude to get through. There was blood, sweat, and tears that went into getting through law school just due to how hard it is. Everyone tells you that law school is going to be hard, but until you get into it for yourself you can’t really know how hard it is. I told myself multiple times “This isn’t college, it’s going to be a lot harder.” but even with that knowledge, and the knowledge that my cousin who went to the same law school as me told me the same thing, it wasn’t until I actually sat down to start studying to get ready for class that I realized that I was in a whole new world. Additionally, I made it a little bit harder for myself because I didn’t take any of the pre-courses that my school offered because I applied late in the game so I dove in right away and had to hit the ground running.
The second accomplishment is graduating from college. When I was growing up I didn’t have to develop good study skills so I wound up having to essentially retake my “freshman” year when I was at community college. While I did earn units, I had to retake some required units because of the fact that I didn’t know how to study, so while it wasn’t as hard as law school, it was still a lot of work for me to recover from my idiocy in regards to what happened the first year that I went to college.
For my third accomplishment, I would have to say is actually writing a novel length book. While it is nowhere near ready to be sent out to agents, it is, however, a complete story from beginning to end that I can say “I’ve written a whole book.” Even more impressive was that I did it during National Novel Writing Month and wrote the whole thing in 30 days.
Fourth achievement is going to be getting confirmed in the Episcopal Church. For me it was the culmination in my move from Evangelicalism into Progressive Mainline Christianity, and it was a wonderful day when the Bishop came to visit my church and confirmed me in the Episcopal Church.
My fifth accomplishment hasn’t happened yet, but I’m sure it’s going to happen this year and that is passing the bar exam. Even if it doesn’t happen this year for some reason I am still confident that I am going to pass the bar exam sooner rather than later and start my career as a lawyer. That will be the culmination of all my accomplishments academically and I can’t wait to be done with it.
So there we have it, 5 accomplishments that I am really proud of.