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OT: I could use some help...

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Jul 23 2007, 2:52am

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OT: I could use some help... Can't Post

I normally don't post stuff like this, but this is a major exception.

I leave in the morning so I can take the NYS Bar. I have never been this scared before in my life. I feel like Frodo to a certain extent. The board is set, and the pieces are moving, but I am so worried.

I firmly believe in the power of positive thinking of large groups of people, especially a tight-knit group like TORN. I know everyone is busy, but in the next couple of days, if you could take a moment to pray for ole' 3Foot6/wish me luck/think kind thoughts, I would forever be in your debt.

Thank you all very much. Take care.


Jul 23 2007, 3:22am

Post #2 of 17 (441 views)
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The Shire

Jul 23 2007, 3:43am

Post #3 of 17 (438 views)
Best of Luck [In reply to] Can't Post

You've done all you can and now it's time to step forward in confidence that the best outcome for you will occur.
Just remember to keep breathing deeply to relax your brain.
Let us know how you feel you did when you can.


Jul 23 2007, 5:29am

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Jul 23 2007, 12:26pm

Post #5 of 17 (427 views)
Absolutely! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll shoot some good thoughts and prayers your way! After all the work and study and cost... it all comes down to this. I supervise tests for students who have completed 4-6 years at the university to become teachers/educators, and the pressure for all those years of work and investment to come down to this one day of tests is horrible!

Hang in there. Take breaks, even if it's just to leave the room long enough to stretch your eyes and arms, and don't worry. You know this stuff, and there'll always be questions you won't know... just like everyone else in that room!

Good Luck :)

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Jul 23 2007, 12:40pm

Post #6 of 17 (428 views)
Fare-well! [In reply to] Can't Post

Literally! And some words of encouragement, altered a bit for the occasion:

"Courage is found in unlikely places...be of good hope!"

"There is a seed of courage hidden (often deeply, it is true) in the heart of the fattest and most timid hobbit, wailing for some final and desperate [exam] to make it grow."

"Yet I think, [3Foot6], that you have courage and wisdom enough for the venture, or [you] would not have brought [yourself] here. Do as [best as] you will!"

"Courage will now be your best defence against the [exam] that is at hand."

Take heart, and you will do well!

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Aunt Dora Baggins

Jul 23 2007, 1:25pm

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Will do. [In reply to] Can't Post

Just think of all of us here supporting you and cheering you on!

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Tol Eressea

Jul 23 2007, 2:59pm

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Jul 23 2007, 4:13pm

Post #9 of 17 (418 views)
Best of luck, not that you'll need it. [In reply to] Can't Post

You will do fine. If you're going after something like this you've already studied and that's all you have to do. Envision yourself on the other side of this exam and you will be relaxed the whole time.

Riding with the Rohirrim!


Jul 23 2007, 4:17pm

Post #10 of 17 (416 views)
*sending good thoughts* [In reply to] Can't Post

Trust in yourself. You can do it.

Congratulations on getting to this point! The Bar Exam - wow.

Please let us know how it goes - we're pulling for you! Smile


Jul 23 2007, 6:19pm

Post #11 of 17 (416 views)
done! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good luck. My nephew's taking it as well. I hear every lawyer wants to pass the NYS bar as well as their own state?

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Jul 24 2007, 8:41am

Post #12 of 17 (404 views)
Still thinking of ya, 3f6. Hope all is going well :) // [In reply to] Can't Post


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The Shire

Jul 24 2007, 6:42pm

Post #13 of 17 (398 views)
Best of luck...you can do it!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

As someone who, last summer, took (and passed) the NYS bar, I know exactly how you're feeling, and I promise it will all work out just fine. Just stay relaxed (perhaps the hardest part of the whole process), and you'll do great. My only other advice is not to freak out after the exam when you have absolutely no idea if you passed or failed -- everyone I know who took the bar with me felt that way, and they all passed.

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way!!! Smile


Jul 24 2007, 7:08pm

Post #14 of 17 (396 views)
Let us know how you do! [In reply to] Can't Post

On movie, Far From Home just posted Sam's moment of being afraid to step out of the cornfield -- and look how far he made it in the end!

A bit of fear in the big moments of your life is a healthy thing, I think. You will do well in part because of that! Good luck and know you've got a lot of support!


Registered User

Jul 24 2007, 11:53pm

Post #15 of 17 (403 views)
Thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you all very much for your kind words.

I am half way done. I did all the essays and stuff today. The first one was truly terrible. But I think I made up for it. Overall, I guess I feel pretty good considering. After tomorrow, I am all done. I can't wait. 22 more hours!

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Jul 26 2007, 6:04am

Post #16 of 17 (397 views)
Done! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, I finished up today. I have no idea how I did. All I know is that I don't feel terrible after leaving. Who knows, maybe ignorance is bliss.

Thank you all for the support. I appreciate it very much.


Jul 26 2007, 6:33am

Post #17 of 17 (445 views)
Let us know how you did... [In reply to] Can't Post

now sit back and relax. It's over.Wink

Riding with the Rohirrim!


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