Life Update

Ever feel like you’ve got things figured out perfectly, and then BAM! Life happens?

Me too.

Thomas Rhett sings a song called “Life Changes”, where he says:

“You never know what’s gonna happen
You make your plans and you hear God laughing
Life changes, and I wouldn’t change it for the world, the world, oh no”

If this isn’t my life story…

Here’s the latest update:

At the beginning of the year I was on fire studying, had hired a tutor, and was sticking to my study schedule. Things felt right, and I was hopeful that I’d finally get my re-match with the LSAT (I took it in 2014 and it didn’t go very well). Slowly but surely, the stress of life (I’m a stay at home to 4 kids ages 7 and under) began to take it’s toll, and I started juggling my study schedule with less and less grace.

Mother’s Day rolled around, and my sweet husband gifted me a flight student kit and a 10 hour block of time at the local flight school. I love aviation and have always wanted to learn how to fly, so I decided to turn my attention to flight school for the time being. Learning to fly was something I could do on my time and schedule, and I knew that it would be a hobby, and I’d eventually find the time to go to law school.

And then a big fat curve ball arrived.

In June, I found out that I was unexpectedly expecting baby #5. Not only did this take my husband and I by complete surprise, but it also abruptly stopped my flight lessons as it was no longer recommended by my doctor. (Yes, we know how babies are made. No, that apparently did not matter.)

After a few months of sulking and just processing everything, I put my big girl panties on and breathed in the blessing. Another baby wasn’t in my plan, but if God wants to bless my family with another tiny life, then we will gladly accept. I am due in March 2020 and if anyone is going to try to go to law school with 5 kids, it’s sure as heck going to be me.

So that’s where I am. Still in LSAT Land, but I know that I’ll get there sooner than later. I have been called to two things — being a mother and being a lawyer — and I will fulfill the latter when the time is right.