Are you crazy? Do you ever sleep? Isn’t it hard? How do you do it?
Yes. No. Absolutely. One day at a time.
Let’s just get that out of the way. I hear at LEAST one of those Every. Single. Day. Well, at least every day that I have contact with the outside world.
Being in law school is hard. Being a new mom is even harder. Being a new mom in law school is insane. It may be difficult but it is also the most rewarding experience.
I was lucky. Nobody openly gave me a hard time at school for being pregnant. In fact, my classmates were incredibly encouraging and accepting. Especially in the beginning. However, pregnancy is isolating. Especially in a college town where you knew nobody just a few months ago. When you’re pregnant you can’t go to the bar with friends. You can’t go drinking every weekend. Eventually as the social groups form you make your place on the outside.
Don’t get me wrong I am in no way bitter or blame anyone for my experiences. It’s just what happens when you get pregnant at a time in your life where it is not the conventional thing to do.
Not having that close-knit group of friends nearby does make things difficult and lonely sometimes though.
Some days I feel like I am on top of the world with everything at my fingertips. Other days I wonder why on Earth I thought any of this was a good idea and how I am going to make it through until May 2018. It’s those days that I have to remind myself this is a journey. I am on my way to where I want to be. I will not be stuck here forever.
So, when someone asks me how I make this so easy? I don’t. Every day is a fight, but it’s a fight worth fighting. You get up, fight, do the best you can, come home, get some rest, try again tomorrow. If you let everything get you down, you’ll never make it. Each day is a new day.
Get up, do the best you can, and do it all over again tomorrow