The Beginning of a New Chapter - Tay Meets World

The Beginning of a New Chapter

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It's been a minute since I've last posted but I have major news...I'm officially a law student! I was accepted into Saint Louis University School of Law last week and haven't had much time to digest since. At the beginning of this year, I was unemployed and searching for a job. I also thought to myself, maybe now is the time for me to go back to school. Enter COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. I took my time quarantined to study for the LSAT, the law school entrance exam. I studied around 40 hours a week and took the exam early July. Then it was time to wait. I had completed all my application requirements, we were just waiting until the end of July for my scores to be released. Lucky for me, they called me last week and said they had one spot left and wanted to offer it to me! 

**insert relief, excitment, and all the feels*

You may be thinking, why law school? As I was writing my personal statement for my application it all became clear. Everything I have done, albeit different roles and industries, has led me here. I realized early on that I need a role that accomplishes three things: (1) allows me to advocate for the betterment of someone or something and/or make a difference in the community (2) challenges me professionally and personally and (3) helps me live comfortably. I've known I wanted to be a part of the 'justice system' in some way, shape, or form for quite some time now. I've tried various avenues but this one clicked. 

As I look back, I can't help but smile because all along, it was going to work out. Last year and this year have been incredibly trying and there are so many moments where I felt lost and unsure of what the future held. Well, thankfully I'm a determined little bee and kept moving in the direction I saw myself in the most. I know the journey I have ahead of me is far from easy, it will be, another incredibly hard thing I put myself through. 

What does this mean for my blog? I'm the type of person who goes all in. When I have a job or am attending school, I immerse myself so deep that I tend to cut myself off from other things. I know that's not a bad thing but I also know I'm going to have to work even harder if I want to continue in this space. It's been years of writing and sharing what I know and love. I hope along the way it's resonated with some of you or helped you in some way too. I don't know where this journey on the interweb will take me but I do see a transition coming. A transition to discuss more in-depth topics such as products that are better for ourselves and the environment, how we can strive to make differences and stand for equality, discussing mental health and life scenarios, and creating a safe haven that shares valuable information for all those that come here. 

One quote that I live by is that from Maya Angelou, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better." This is fitting for what I'm about to walk into. I've learned so much this year - I've learned enough to better myself and provide knowledge to those around me. So this is me, knowing better, doing better. I'm excited to see what this space transforms into!

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