Keep going, Don’t Stop!

GUEST BLOG Courtney Boykin, 2L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

               Have you ever gotten to the point where you question everything?

So, last week was a pretty strenuous week for me…that is, more strenuous than usual.

I had two pretty big meetings for organizations I’m a part of. I was working on a writing assignment. I had a mid-term due in one of my Master’s classes and on top of everything else I, of course, tried to review my notes (see my previous blog). I started to get a little overwhelmed and even began to question why I was even doing all of this. A Juris Doctorate is one thing, but is it necessary to tact on a Master’s degree as well? Honestly, is it all really worth it?

Have you ever gotten to the point where you question everything?  Honestly, what are any of us actually doing here?

Last week I wrote about the tips for “cleaning out the cobwebs.” I read over my tips and I seemed to have forgotten one major tip for these last few weeks of the semester: Don’t forget why you started.

Law school is difficult, but most of us have a central reason as to why we embarked on this journey in the first place. We all have that one experience, person, or moment in our lives that intrigued us and became the reason why we’re where we are. That experience or moment should be one of the single most influential aspects of our journeys that keeps us going.

These last few weeks can be tough (will be tough), but I’d encourage you to remember why you started.  Remember that you’re doing this for a reason. Is it all worth it? Yes, but you’ll only find the value in your hard work if you keep going and don’t stop.