On my way to finding what I’m looking for

LLB student blogger JuditU2’s classic song I still haven’t found what I’m looking for is still as relevant as it was when the song originally came out. The sentence captures our relentless pursuit to find the one thing that makes us happy or fulfilled. I am the first to admit that I am still searching. That’s why I have embarked on a long and difficult journey to fulfil my childhood dream, to become a lawyer.

My lawyer friends may say, “oh no, you are crazy”, maybe I am, but this is what I want to do and have wanted for decades. I did start out as a law student back in the 20th century in Hungary, but adventure got in the way and I landed in Canada. I did try to get into law school here, but again adventure got the better part of me and I went to live in Israel. I spent nearly two decades there, having a very challenging but interesting life. I got accepted to law school in Israel too, but life got in the way, I had to leave the program even before I could start.

Fast forward to 2015, I registered with the University of London International Programmes to do my Bachelor of Laws (LLB). The degree program humbled me beyond words. I have always found studying easy, but this one really got me. If anyone tells you that distance education is not a real degree and it is easy, don’t believe them. It is the most difficult way to obtain your degree. I have learned a lot during these two years, but most of all, I have learned about myself.

I am starting my final year in September, and if everything goes well, I will have my LLB by next summer. Receiving my degree will only be the first step on the long road to become what I was meant to be; but I am determined and patient. I will update you once I know, that I found what I was looking for.

Judit is studying the LLB by distance learning in Toronto, Canada.

15 thoughts on “On my way to finding what I’m looking for

  1. All the best in your pursuit, Judit! I thought I am the only one who is still searching for what makes me tick. This article proved me wrong and made me feel less of a lost child and more of an adult who is always on the move and always open to learn something new. Thank you for writing your thoughts on this blog.

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  2. All the best Judith!! I’m very sure you can succeed your final year degree with flying colors.All my wishes to you.Last but not least,I know how tough is the course because I also doing the same course as yours.Hopefully you will find what you’re finding for 👍🏼

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  3. All the best in your journey. Congrats on commencing your final year…. “The degree program humbled me beyond words. I have always found studying easy, but this one really got me”…. You totally captured my experience here. Likewise, I am also in my final year. Thank you for sharing this article.

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  4. All the best in your studies! My best wishes to you! I also am in the same boat as you! Not easy but worth every second I invest innit!;)


  5. All the best Judit. Very encouraging words for me especially. My story is eerily similar to yours but I’m just starting off. I’m based in Seychelles currently and I’ll be following your story closely for inspiration.
    Good luck and Thank you.

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  6. Hi Andrew,

    Thank you for your kind words. So, yo live in Paradise, that’s amazing. I will think of you when we have -25 and 1m of snow on the ground.


  7. Hi Trevor,

    I took 4 in the first year, passed 3.
    Took 4 in the second year, passed 4.
    I am taking my last 2 this year.

    Discipline is the hardest. Most of the time you are busy with other things and have to remind yourself, hey it is study time. I have no idea how many hours I spent each week. It was not consistent, but I do suggest 2 hours a day (that works for me).


  8. Judit, Thank you for your article. Much of what you wrote resonated with me as well. It’s really nice to know that I’m not the only one following a childhood dream of becoming a lawyer. Good luck with your final year!


  9. First year I took 4 passed 3. Second year I took 4 passed 4. This year I am taking 2, hopefully passing all of them. Self study is very difficult for a person who likes to jump from subject to subject. I will be honest, I crammed a lot in March and April. Not recommended.


  10. Oh man, how can you focus on studying when you live in paradise??? Andrew, thank you. I will update everyone on my progress.


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