"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

That's It

So, I've left law school.

It was great going through this process, from the LSAT to first semester with all of you. I want to wish all of my blogger 1L buddies the best of luck on final exams.

As for this blog - I'm going to keep it up, after a brief hiatus, with a name change.

15 comments:

stag said...

What!? Things always work out for the best. Good luck to you- although I'm sure you'll be fine wherever you end up.

kristine said...

Oh boy! I am sure this was a well-thought out decision. I agree with Stag -- whereever you end up, you will be fine.

CM said...

What happened?

Good luck -- are you going to stay in Portland?

Shannon said...

Thanks -

Yep, we're staying in Portland. We absolutely love it here.

Let's just say that I fought the law school and law school won. :)

Seriously, though, I just realized that I need to put my health first for awhile.

Janine said...

I think that sounds entirely sane and reasonable. Keep us posted!

E. McPan said...

Take care of yourself! And happy Thanksgiving.

LawMom said...

Wow! I was surprised to see this post. I hope that everything is okay. And as I hope you can tell by these comments, we're all thinking about you and will be here reading and supporting you in whatever you decide to do next! :)

shell said...

Whoaaa...That totally caught me by surprise.

But health first. There's more to life than law school. Take care!

Beanie said...

I hope everything works out for you. I always had the highest regard for those who looked the law school in the eye and walked away. They always had more bravery than I.

sui generis said...

Wow, whylaw. I will be looking forward to hearing about what happens next. Congratulations on making what had to be a difficult decision, and best wishes for the future.

Narkoleptik said...

Absolute best of luck. definitely there are more important things than law school.

::skh:: said...

Good for you -- Can't wait to here what's up next.

Take care!

Karen said...

In the end, all you really do have is your health and well being. Congrats on doing what was best to maintain that!

It's also good for me (a future 1L) to see that you don't actually turn to stone if you leave law school.

Thanks for your honesty!

andrenna said...

how ironic, whylaw. this is the first post i've read on your blog & today i will quit law school. i too have decided to put my health first. i'm not sure what reasons you had behind your decision, but i would love to talk to you. please drop me an email if you would like to talk also.

Shannon said...

Hi Andrenna,

Sure thing - just send me an email so I have your address, I'd love to chat.

- Shannon (previously known as Why Law)