A long hard road comes to a pleasant end!

A long hard road comes to a pleasant end!

This is a discussion on A long hard road comes to a pleasant end! within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Some of you folks may know that for the past several years I have been on a bit of a journey through the educational system. ...

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    A long hard road comes to a pleasant end!

    Some of you folks may know that for the past several years I have been on a bit of a journey through the educational system.

    I gave up my original career a few years back and worked my way through college. Graduated magna cum laude in 2007. Went through the nightmare of applying to lawschool and was finally accepted.

    Then I began lawschool in August of 2007 and somehow managed to get through law school in only 2 1/2 years with the help of my beautiul wife (who God blessed me with), plenty of hard work, sleepless nights, support from freinds and family, and a lot of prayer.

    I graduated from Law School in December 2009, turned 40 yrs old in January 2010, and took the Bar Exam in February 2010. Since then I have been sweating bullets, because I certainly did not want to have to go through that again.(studying day and night for weeks on end and taking a two day 16 hour exam is no fun)

    About two hours ago I found out that I PASSED! I am so excited I can't express it in words.

    I'm just an old country boy from South Florida who did construction work for years to make a living. But after getting married and having a kid I decided I could probably use the gifts that God has given me for better purposes and could make a better life for my family. I wanted to see if this American dream stuff was really true. Not a single person in my family on either my mom or dad's side had ever even graduated from college. I would be the first. I had faith in God, that he would lead me in the direction I needed to go. I guess everything they say is true, if you set your sights on something and work hard in this country, you can acheive it. God Bless America! I am so fortunate and blessed to have been born in this country.

    I hope my story might be of inspiration to someone who is being called but is afraid to take a leap of faith.

    Someone once told me: If you want to build your faith in God, set your sights so high that without His help you will surely fail. That's what I did, and he helped me through.

    Next step, get a job. lol.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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    Good for you. Best wishes.

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    Congrats. It is an inspiration
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    You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
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    2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man

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    Congratulations, sgtD!

    That is great news to go along with doing such a great job!
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    Hard work really does pay off.

    It sounds to me as though you will use your knowledge and calling for the good of your fellow man, and I applaud you for it.
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    nor the arrow for its swiftness,
    nor the warrior for his glory.
    I love only that which they defend.
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    Great testimony, may God richly bless you and may you continue to give Him the glory.
    For a man interested only in passin' through, he suddenly found himself entangled in a deadly struggle….

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    Heartfelt congrats. That's a long tough road you've been on. Best wishes for the future.

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    Q: What do you call 25 skydiving lawyers?
    A: Skeet.

    Seriously though, congratulations. Going back to school is a big enough challenge in itself, but you somehow managed to pass the BAR as well. Mind if I ask what type of law you're hoping to practice? Criminal, Family, Tax?

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    Congratulations. Lots of hard work went into your achievement. Well done.

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    Man, that is awesome! Congratulations!
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    Quite an accomplishment, serious congrats!
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    Well, that's got to be a relief. Congrats.

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    I am very happy for you and your FAMILY. You done well.

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    What a fabulous sense of satisfaction you must be feeling now. Many sincere "Congratulations"!

    Now we can start a lawyer joke thread on your behalf.
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    See if the NRA is in need of a new body for the court room, congrats....
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