Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ho. Ly. Cow.

Well, the first day of the Bar is done. And for the first time since I started studying, I feel like there is actually a chance I could pass this thing.

I've been experiencing panic attacks about this off and on for the past few weeks. (Just ask Shallow Man. Poor guy. Seriously, Bar Study + Pregnancy Hormones + The Inability to Sleep for More than a Three Hour Stretch = Me + Crippling Panic Attacks = Not Fun for Anyone.) Including one last night, which was NOT helpful. So we sat down together and read some scriptures and I just said a prayer to the effect of, "I'm putting it all in Your hands now, God." And I stopped worrying.

And the miraculous occurred. I had something to write (maybe not something, you know, intelligent, but at least something) for every question. The big, hive-inducing, oh-please-oh-please-don't-ask-me-THAT subjects were not on the essay test, and I actually got almost all of my "dream topics." I couldn't have asked for a better distribution of subjects.

I never would have predicted that I'd come out of the essay day of the Bar feeling like anything other than crap. And feeling this good, well, that's just icing on the cake.

Now all I have to do is live through the multiple choice tomorrow and it will All. Be. Over.

I'm getting a grin just thinking about it.

Thanks to all of you who have offered prayers, well wishes and any other kind of support these past few weeks and the past few days especially. It's meant a lot to both Shallow Man and myself. We love you all!


Katie E. said...

This is such great news! Love you! Kick trash tomorrow too! I have faith in your awesome test taking abilities (they're what got you into this mess in the first place). I can't wait for After the Bar. You rock and I miss you and Woot!

~Shauna~ said...

Congrats on being halfway done! I'm so proud, and in awe, of you guys! Rock it girl, rock it ;)

Tina said...

Oh, how exciting!! What an answer to prayer. You've worked and studied so hard and to feel good about it, what a reward and what an accomplishment! I wish I had your brains! Mine are mush!!!!
Can't wait to hear how the multiple choice went!!! Yay!!!!!!