It's okay. It's okay. It's okay.Deep breaths. One day at a time. Big hugs.
I'm sorry hun. :(
I'm sorry... That sucks. Where do you want to practice most? Pick one and take/retake that one.
Well crap. I was/am totally rooting for you!!! Keep your head up! :o)
I'm sorry and take your time deciding which one you want to do. It will work out.
I'm sooo sorry :-( I can't imagine how you feel right now.
So sorry. And what Jamie said.
Hugs to you.It's going to be okay. You are not the first, nor will you be the last to have this happen. Keep on truckin' one day at a time.
So so so sorry :(
That totally sucks. Sorry. :(
Double sucks. Wallow for a few days, and then re-direct :)
I'm so sorry. :(
I'm so sorry! :( Take some time to wallow, and then get back in there and attack it again with a vengeance. You've got it!
I'm so sorry! xoxo
Im so sorry!
So sorry, girl! You will def be okay though. I know you'll bounce back even stronger. :)
I failed the VA bar. And while studying for the second time, got a bangin' job at a big corporation (making more money than those who passed working at big firms.) It all happens for a reason and life goes on! So sorry to hear that, but something great is just around the corner. :)
Two weeks ago, I found out I failed the Florida bar. By 1.5 points. The tears and compulsion to throw myself off a bridge were pretty strong for about three days, but then I started to feel way better. I was planning on taking the IL bar in February, but am now torn between retaking FL or just taking IL, so I feel your pain with the different bars thing.On a lighter note, as a huge Republican myself (which I know you are, too), I find it moderately hysterical that I now have something in common with Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and JFK Jr. - all first time bar failers. I'm making it my new life goal to make damn sure this is the only thing I ever have in common with them (although it is nice to know you can fail the bar and go on to run for President, marry the President, or just be smoking hot and rich).Breathe and reboot, and come out the fabulous gal we all know you are!
Keep your head up! I wish I could give you a big hug right now and tell you it is going to be ok! xox
I'm so sorry to hear this!
Don't know you, but read your blog and follow you on Twitter. I've been rooting for you and sorry for your disappointment. You are obviously a brillant lawyer-to-be, a great writer, and still fabulous!!!!
Awww hun I am soooo sorry! I am sure you will do just wonderful on the next time around
dude, that sucks. It may not feel like it now, but its not the end of the world. You will bounce back from this.
I'm sorry L-Fab! :( Hang in there!
I follow you on Twitter but I'm private, so I wanted to come over here to say a few things. First, I had two close friends from law school fail the NY bar the first time around and you know what? Their lives are kick ass now - they took it again, passed and got great jobs and there's no difference between them and anyone that passed the first time. I know it seem like an uphill battle now, but you will do it again and you WILL do well. As a veteran of the TX bar, all I can say is that the exam in any state is hard, but taking it again gives you even a better chance of passing. So don't despair too much - you will conquer this test. And if you need more support, just holler.Take care honey, and please don't let it get you down too much. It's a hard test and there is no shame in it, especially since law school does nothing to prepare any of us for it. Take care and we're all pulling for you.
You know its really ok. Hang in there.
I'm so sorry :(. I hope you get your fill of alcohol, Elle Woods time, and fun to make this a distant memory by the end of the weekend.
I'm so sorry to hear that. Go get your drink on, and stay fabulous. You know you are! :)
Ugh, this sucks big time. Stupid effin tests.Hang in there. (Yes, I know that's such an annoying thing to say... but it's true. It could be worse - you could be working retail with me.)
Sorry to hear that....just know that it happens to WAY more people than you think, and some of the smartest people I have ever met in my life failed the bar the first time around. Take your time in thinking about your decision....sometimes bad things can lead to a good thing ;-)
I'm so sorry. I also know really fantastic lawyers who failed the first time. You will pass!
I'm so sorry! I am sure things will work out the way it should! Keep your head up!
I'm so sorry. Take a few days to wallow and then get right back out there. You know it's only a minor setback and in the long run you will be a quick-ass licensed attorney! Take some pride in the fact that you've come this far. We're all rooting for you!
Oh, man. That just bites. Go ahead and be sad for a few days; then start up life again.
I'm so sorry! Right now it just sucks and I think you should wallow in it for a little bit. Then, when you're ready, read all the parts of comments that say it's okay; that lots of fantastic lawyers failed hte first time; that the bar exam has as little to do with the practice of law as law school does; that you will be so much more prepared the second time; and it isn't a reflection on you even if it feels like it.And I vote Texas, for no other reason than I'm a member of that bar too :) (and I think we have a pretty high pass rate)
Maybe it's like sex with a guy who's kind of awkward, but who you really feel has potential - the first time didn't go so well, but you know that the second time will be great. (I mean, it has to be, right?)
I'm so sorry to hear this!! I failed this past July too. It sucks. I know the feeling. I think I cried off and on for the first two days after. But the other commenters are right...we didn't pass, but we WILL do better in February! We buckle down, and get it done.
Oh shitballs... I'm so sorry to hear this. But you can try again and you can kick its ass next time. I know this sucks and you must feel exhausted and so much else... but don't let this get you down. It's a stupid test- required, yes, but it says nothing about your ability to be a fabulous lawyer. It just tests you can memorize shit and spit out an essay. So take it again... you can do it. And no matter what, you've already accomplished soo much and you ARE an amazing lawyer :)
I keep meaning to get on here but then my lack of ability to focus on anything kicks in and well... I suck.So sorry about the test. That blows... I know you've been saying your Mom really wants you to take the Texas bar too. Can you take both? I don't know how this works as I'm not a lawyer, but at least then you've taken it...
Keep that pretty chin up, brighter days are ahead. For now, feel free to wallow for a while.
Now for some good news...we get to suffer thru BarBri together! ;) Know I've been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers throughout all of this... Hugs & keep rebounding girl because you are doing it fabulously! ;)