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What’re you thinking about, newly graduated law students? Acing that bar exam? Landing a job (hopefully) soon? Paying off your school debts?
But… what about your dreams for the future beyond? No, not the ones stated above, or your goal to become a full-fledged lawyer. I mean the ones that culminate in your personal happiness. Think about it – what big dreams will you have once you’ve reached lawyer status? Where will you go or what will you want to do from there? Remaining in a static, unchanging state creates more unfulfillment and emptiness than you realize now.
Take it from Lakeshia Ekeigwe, who authored, Female Lawyers: What Happened to Your Big Dreams? Regardless of your gender, her successful article applies to lawyers at all stages of life. For graduates, her message remains clear: don’t lose sight of your big dreams!
Lakeshia routinely coaches established, overworked, lost lawyers on how to uncover their buried dreams. She knows a thing or two. As law graduates, there are a few things you can take away from her article to help you keep your dreams in sight for the road ahead:
As Lakeshia advises, don’t lose sight of your big dreams. In fact, keep them as close to you as your heart. In time, you’ll realize how important they are to your personal well-being and happiness.