It is as though these lawyers I meet, who gush about how much they loved law school and love their law practice, have never made a bad decision in their lives. If they had, then they would understand that sometimes reality and expectations are dissonant.
See, I was one of those people who thought law school would be an extension of undergraduate: fun and interesting. Oh, how stupid and naive I was. I still have fond memories of my undergraduate years. I loved my alma mater so much that I cried during commencement because my time there was over. I was nostalgic in a way I know I will not be about law school.
Oh, I am sure there will be tears during my law school commencement, but my tears will be for very different reasons. I will cry because I have six figure debt for a career path I loathe. I will cry because I will be so overcome with emotions - happiness, relief, gratitude, regret - that will all come pouring out of me through unchecked sobbing.