April 2006, the spring before I begin my career as a law student. Why begin another blawg, as they seem to be called? There are dozens of 1Ls and beyond all bemoaning evil con law profs and the like. How could this be any different?
I haven't read all the blawgs, so I don't know for sure. But I'll bet I'm the only one writing from this perspective: I am a mommy to a fabulous 20 month old boy. And today, my husband arrived in Iraq for his involuntary recall to active duty.
I think his call home tonight, a one minute "hey, I'm safe, take care..." was the impetus for starting this blog, which has been in my head for a few weeks now. I am not sure I can articulate why just yet ... maybe because the law school "thing" has been keeping me sane through the separation so far (he's been gone since January, just finally got overseas). And strangely, the greatest support I have found has been from anonymous pre-Law message board users.
I had planned to start law school this fall, though I hadn't fully committed to being a full time student before my husband was recalled. I scored decently on my LSATs, but was limited in my choice of law schools because of the commitments that come with being 30 (home, husband's job, child, money, etc.) Once he was recalled in January, my options became even narrower, but my focus became sharper.
I begin my full time law career this fall... the school may not have been my first choice, but its nearest to me and my child's daycare (heartbreaking to have to put him in daycare!). Plus, they gave me a scholarship!
So, in the coming weeks, I'll be posting on my progress on my prep and mommyhood and striking the right balance, as well as hubby updates, and maintaining one's sanity when your loved one is in a war zone. Oh, yeah, I'll probably eventually bitch about evil con law profs too.