PHOENIXI had not slept at all last Thursday night having tossed and turned in high anticipation of the release of my Arizona bar exam results. I had done everything I needed to do to pass this notoriously difficult exam.
To become a licensed attorney, law graduates are required to pass a minimum competence exam – “the Bar Exam.”
At 7:55 a.m., I took one breath before I clicked and scrolled down the alphabetically listed names. Immediately, “Begody” jumped out at me.An overwhelming flood of emotions overcame me, and a montage of hardship and moments of both failures and successes sequenced in my mind, as tears began to roll down my face.
I screamed to a friend who had shared in this moment with me, “I passed!” as I began jumping up and down in tears.
Accompanied by many tears of humility and a state of euphoria, I look back on my journey through law school and preparation for the bar exam.