Blog Entry 23

Posted by Ryan Gutierrez
Ryan Gutierrez
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on Thursday, 20 October 2011
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October 12th, 2010
One of the most gratifying days in law school was today.

School was fulfilling, not because something out of the ordinary happened but because I pushed through to make it a great day.  Earlier today, I was not feeling so great –actually, I still don’t feel my best.  When I was at work I was debating on attending class.  I really don’t like to miss class because so much information is covered in a single session.  On the other hand my woozy stomach and feverish temper made me reluctant to travel downtown Detroit to class.  I left work dreading having to spend 4 more hours in school when all I really wanted to do was go home, curl up in my bed and rest.  The saying is true –  “there’s no rest for the weary”.  So, despite my feeling, I got in my car and headed downtown for class.   In the midst of a traffic jam, I made the affirmation that today was going to be a good day and that I was going to participate and do well.  That’s exactly what happened.  I forgot about my pain and treated class like my client.  Remembering, that when I am in practice, my clients won’t care whether I have a belly ache or other minor pains.  But, they will expect me (regardless of how I feel) to show up and do a good job.  I find happiness in knowing that forging ahead turned my “bad” day into one most fulfilling.   

Sometimes you have to push past pain to find enjoyment in what you do. 

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