As the exam gets closer, just remember that you are capable of passing the bar.
You may pass this time, or you may not. Let’s be honest and expect whatever your state’s pass rate is so that you can do your best anyway. But if you can graduate law school, you have it in you to make this your last time.
Like Kathleen who was a mother in her late 40s who graduated from a barely accredited law school.
Like Steph who was in prison for 32 years (who told me that checking for bar results was more stressful than checking on parole status).
Like Naoki and Ferdinand who never even went to an American law school.
Even if you fail the bar, it’s not going anywhere. It’s going to stay in the same spot, while you keep getting closer and closer like a predator moving in on a prey. Therefore, passing is inevitable.
It doesn’t matter where you start. This is an acquirable skill. You can always get better. It’s always a work in progress.
This will be over by this time next week. On the upside, it won’t be as bad as the months of waiting in anxiety and ennui you’ll have to go through. You can worry about that later.