It’s Never Too Late to go to Law School

Yesterday I met a woman in her early 50s who was just starting law school. You might ask why someone would go through the expensive and long process of law school so late in life. She fell in love with the legal system while serving 6 months of extended jury duty, and switched career paths as soon as it was done.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people my age (and younger) say that they would love to go to law school, or medical school, or get a masters, or change professions, but they think it’s too late. How is it too late? Even if you can only spend 5 years doing what you love isn’t that worth it? Why are we all so afraid of falling behind on an imaginary life schedule?

So often we have this attitude that life is out of our hands. But the truth is you are the only one who can control your life. You get to make all the decisions! You can stay up late if you want to. You can eat ice cream in bed if you want to! And if you want to go to law school, then by golly, go forth!

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot

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