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I can close my eyes and go back to the exact chronological point of my so far life when i realised who i wanted to become and what i wanted to do.Imagine,if you will, a bunch of 8 year olds having formed a circle with their desks ,making noise ,causing mayhem; the teacher walks in and we get quiet ;she decides to start the day a bit unorthodoxically. ''Where do you see yourselves in 10 years from now?'' One by one,my classmates blurred out the typical and highly expected answers such as ''ballerina'', '' soccer player'', ''singer'', astronaut' , etc. Then comes my turn. '' i want to serve justice'' , i manage to respond .My teacher's eyes widened ,she then proceeded to open her mouth only to shut it close in disbelief; ''So...you wish to become a lawyer''. From that point on, I started working towards achieving my dream.
Fastforward to 8 years later.My 16 year old self realises that the road to success is not paved with good intentions and it definitely wont be easy;The cosmos, the universe,fate,the gods-name it whatever you want- wont be by your side and the odds will porbably be against you.The more obstacles arose,the more intense the fire and the passion for my dream became.
Many wonder why it is that i chose to follow this profession and i respond by pointing out that the world is full of wars ,bigotry,hate and death;I refuse to believe that this is the best we can do as an evolved species [Prometheus , i hope you were right about us ),I say that i wish to be part of the change not of the problem.
I took the panhellenical exams ( exams all students must take in order to get accepted to universities,technological and polutechnical schools etc.) and failed;I put on my brave face( after having shed a million tears) and "got back on the horse". I had no idea that that specific horse would throw me down yet again;The second time,i didnt make it for 0.1%.
Long story short,I got into law school on my 4th try; Im currently enjoying life as a first year undergraduate law student, making my way to the top;I have to admit that those who warned me about endless sleepless nights to study ,anxiety skyrocketing ,and fellow law students who'd rather trade their kidneys than share a few notes( you know who you are !!! ) ,were absolutely correct and i thank them for the heads up; but i did get to meet incredible and passionate people who push me every day to be the best.
Hopefully, i will become a human rights advocate and work with and for the UN especially when it comes to crimes against humanity.
I'd rather not wrap up my article by reaching a conclusion.Instead,I'm going to write down a piece of advice. Life is what it is,with its ups and downs.Exams ,people no one and nothing will take into consideration your predicaments , it doesnt matter what you go through; you must be willing to fight and never ever give up;life is too short to not spend it the way you want.