Last night, in a rare and just as fleeting moment of clarity and purposefulness, I withdrew from my subjects at university; at long last I admitted to myself that my law degree had been a self-imposed brick shackled to myself and, as Ben Folds so adequately put it, drowning me slowly.
I can’t quite decide what I find more daunting: the thought of being adrift in a sea of unlimited opportunities only to drown in my own indecisiveness or finding myself back at university studying law full-time again, crushing my spirit one mind-numbingly boring case at a time. On second thought, it is definitely the notion of being back studying law, putting myself in the middle of corporate dystopia’s crosshairs. The thought of working in an office seventy plus hours a week for minimal satisfaction and fulfillment terrifies me; a law degree seems, at least to my prejudiced mind, a life-sentence without the chance of bail to the white-collared world I have grown abhor. In response to this, I’ve decided to first seek happiness and let success grow from there.
As my hunt for fulfillment and happiness begins, the thrill of the chase is slowly seizing me and I cannot wait to see what the future holds in store. The writing that ensues shall be testament to my love for literature, music, the arts and to the enjoyment and satisfaction I feel when writing about them.
One door closes and in its place hundreds more appear but I have picked this one, a door through which I will gladly walk.