You think that you have to.
You worry everyone in your program is smarter than you.
I’ve always preached that you should follow your dreams and things work out the way they’re meant to. But can you just up and change your entire path, your entire career a few years in?
Your gut feeling is there for a reason.
It doesn’t just grow your mind, but grows you emotionally, spiritually, philosophically, physically and of course intellectually. It teaches you to do what you have to do when you have to do and also helps you to do it better and better by the day.
Wanting to give yourself a pat in the back for following through on that long and stressful grad application.
Travel as part of the crew on a sailboat.
If I had any inkling of the wild ride in store for me when I accepted my offer to my Comparative Literature Ph.D. program and began planning my move, I might not have had the courage to go through with it.
Make no mistake about it: law school is not a bastion of intellectual discourse. It is a fucking trade school.
You’re tired. ALL. THE. TIME. I’m exhausted 7 days a week and I only have classes 3 of those days. If I’m not in my classes, I’m doing work for them.