October 2011

Friends are Like Bras

Close to your heart and there for support.

I have some amazingly fantastic friends. I am nearing the end of my undergraduate education (51 days until I graduate wooo-hooo!) and have therefore been considering what to do afterwards. My first thought was law school, but after finding out that because of previous academic mistakes the likelihood of gaining acceptance to a decent school, sans a Stay-Puft Marshmallowman-sized miracle, would not exist. In the midst of this research, I read an article about a young man who graduated from high school on the East Coast then and proceeded to skip the American version of his undergraduate degree to obtain a law degree from Oxford; law school in most countries outside the U.S. is in the form of an undergraduate degree, although you can obtain post-graduate certification in most subjects. I knew then what I was destined to do: go abroad.

I’ve always known that I was a “worldly person” and it would not be likely that I would stay in the Midwest, but never did I think I would be able to attend school abroad! While I’ve decided to find a way to circumvent law school and still pursue a career in the same field, it does not take away from the pure glee I felt from the onset of my search.