Monday, September 18, 2006

The end is nigh....

Only one Sunday left.

At this point I'm pretty much mentally, physically and emotionally drained.

Yet the last Sunday is probably the most important, as Remedial Law is worth a whopping 20% of the final grade.

To tell you the truth, I'm no longer thinking of passing. All I want at this point is to finish.

Fatigue certainly has a way of dulling one's edge. I better put my nose to the grindstone if I want to put up a good fight.

The 2006 Bar exams will probably be remembered as one of the most difficult in recent years.

And as always, with my impeccable timing, I chose to take it this year. Lucky me.

Nothing else left to do but to gather up steam for the last Sunday, and hope and pray for the best.





Blogger TK reacted...

sense of timing is impressive. they say that if you're gonna bang your head against the wall, better choose the hardest part. The advice doesn't make any sense. but heck, Mallory and Hillary's reason for climbing Everest doesn't make sense either ("Because it's there") in their case, one man made it, the other didn't. But they have one thing in common: their names will always live in Glory.

September 18, 2006 11:37 PM  
Blogger Lynn reacted...

I remember a day months ago when you hinted to us that you would take a giant leap and try for something you desire so. At that moment it was a dream. Glint of a hope, just to try.

As the man you are, you have something going for you which the younger folk do not have. You have the recollection of time. A greater lifetime inwhich you have learned much by experience. Thus common sense is on your side.
In your lifetime you will have seen more situations to make the law more tangeble and more able to have the text, reason and outcome stick in your mind. Summary will be much easier for you.
Go forward and know that your life and experience is on your side.

September 19, 2006 2:48 AM  
Blogger Ronald Allan reacted...

Thanks for the kind words people.

TK: Ironically, I'm not doing this for the glory though. Somehow, something deep inside tells me that I have to. Don't really know why. I guess it doesn't make sense either.

Well it's either I make it, or I don't. And if I don't, I'll probably try again. But I think I have an idea how Mallory and Hillary feel.

Not everyone would attempt to climb a mountain where a lot of climbers before them (and even after) have died. And in taking the bar, an exam with at least a 70% failure rate, that's kinda like what I'm doing.

At least if I fail I'll live to try again, which is more than I can say for poor Mallory, whose frozen remains are preserved for posterity on Everest's frigid slope. In the annals of climbing though, his name will live forever.

lynn: Not just a leap it seems, but a leap of faith.

I hope things work out, one way or another. Common sense and life experience can take me, or everyone of us for that matter, to all sorts of places. Maybe it'll help too in this leap, just like you said.

Maybe I'll make it. Maybe I won't. Either way, thanks people for believing that I can.

September 19, 2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger *lynne* (azlynne1972) reacted...

heyya Ron ... the fact that you are actively pursuing something, and working your butt off to get there, is already a great thing! Remember that rather cliche saying about life being a journey not a destination ... i bet you've learned a lot, not just about Law, but about yourself, in this part of your journey. Here's hoping you so reach your destination too!! all the best for the final test!

September 20, 2006 2:46 AM  
Blogger Punzi reacted...

Hang in there, bro.

September 21, 2006 11:11 AM  

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