Wednesday, June 16, 2004

PartTime/Full Time....DECISION MADE

Yes Yes Yes

The time has come for me to announce my decision....

(drum roll) ;)

It's taken me a long time to reach this decision as I was extremely undecided about what to do. The decision was not easy and I'm still not entierly confident, but I've made my choice and I am going to stick with it at least for this year, we'll see how it feels...

I'm going part-time. The reason I made this decision... well there are many reasons... one important reason is that I like teaching and I know i do it well... its scary to leave what you do well for something you're not even sure you will LIKE... the second reason is linked to the first, when i applied i intended to go part-time but i got offered admittance into both.... full time is harder to get into and is faster to get it over with so my leaning began to go towards that option... whenever i become a lawyer i will... there is no mad dash rush really is there... I have a career that i appreciate for the time being..... and the third decision is i like making money and i know that its delayed gratification going to law school, but its hard when you are used to a lifestyle to give it up...

Part-time is going to be very tough because it requires three to four nights a week of classes, not to mention a full time job. I am going to try it this year, I can only take it one year at a time, if I feel that I am drowning in work and can't keep up, then the next year my decision won't require so much deliberation..

I really made a lot duaa to God to help me choose the right direction and I feel through certain signs that this may be right path for now, I pray that insh'allah it will be.

Thank you to all who supported me and put up with me as i oscillated back and forth, I respect all your advice and your opinions, and I hope I will have your support during law scool:).


Anonymous said...

I think life is trial and success process. (trial and success not trial and error- heard from Zig Ziegler). We need to keep on trying till we succeed. Part time school is as good as full time school. It really is.

The important things is: keep on improving oneself. One saying of the Prophet (PBUH) is: if your today is no better than yesterday, you lost today. After one year, things will look better focused. Uncle Moiez says, life is a series of problem solving endeavor

Uncle Butt went to school for MS, part time. I decided to get over it and start making better money sooner - so I went full time. After 30 years, it really did not matter. In the bigger perspective of life - the big picture- what is important is to finish Law School. The opportunity is knocking at the door. DO NOT LOSE IT. A marketable skill can only help.

Huda said...

"its scary to leave what you do well for something you're not even sure you will LIKE"

I so empathize with that sentiment, especially right now. Insha'Allah, this decision will work out for you, and you will have not only something you do well but also something you like.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I guess you didn't take my coin flipping advice in the original blog. heh...oh well. I am very happy you have come to a decision. Trying it out for a year is a good idea. I think, inshallah, it will work out. I like Abu's advice: In the long run, it won't make a whole lot of difference.

Anonymous said...

An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J. K. Rowling,

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.
Robert Fritz

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