U2’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.