Monday, March 12, 2012
This past semester had tested me in emotional and mental stresses that I could have never imagined having to face. But it was during the worst of my weeks that I realized my true calling. During that time I was recovering from a mental breakdown from personal problems. Not to mention I was completely drained from my new job at Chili's and endless mounds of school work. I was sitting in the midst of a fresh mix of stress and sadness in a restaurant ironically called 'Harmony'. But when I cracked open the fortune cookie I finally smiled.
The fortune read: " You would make a good lawyer." In my crazed mental state I stared to laugh out loud. The stress of questioning my future career was nothing I needed at the time. But as I began to think about it more seriously, I remembered my passion for law. I remembered how I easily I abandoned my dream career because of the stress of financing law school on my own. Then I decided that I could not let the burden of money restrict my opportunities. Especially since I have gotten myself to the point that I am right now.
I want to be the voice for the voiceless. That is the very simple reason behind my love of law. When I was involved in a leadership program in high school, I remember being mesmerized when I sat in on trials. I love the idea of defending the innocent, representing the greater good of all. My passion is to help others and I could not think of a more fulfilling career path. Sure at times it will be incredibly challenging and I will have to sacrifice a lot. But I think that it is worth the struggle.
Since the time I opened that fortune cookie, I opened my heart back open to follow my dream. Ever since that moment, I felt my old self coming back. I started liking the person I was again. I wanted to turn my problems and mindset around and I accomplished just that.