For those that I haven't told yet, I've decided to go to law school. I'm going to take the LSAT at the beginning of December and then apply to schools in December/January. This is a decision that's been a long time coming and that I've been getting more and more committed to of late. To give the best explanation I can of this decision: I've been toying with the idea for well over a year, largely because I think politics or diplomacy would be the sorts of careers where I could get away with my boisterous, high volume, talk a lot, center of attention style and put it to good use. Add to all that, that I like arguing a bunch and you've got arrows pointing towards a law degree. However, I was stuck in the I must do science mindset considering law school as a lark until about a month ago when I half-jokingly asked a friend for life advice, he suggested law school and a whole bunch of things clicked into place in my head.
I know that I have a great mind for math, science and engineering but I've been riding that for years, not needing to put much into it and not really getting much out of it. I know exactly what things will be like and where I'll end up if I keep doing science and engineering, which pretty much takes all the fun out of it so I'm going to stop coasting and choose a different direction; it's proactive time.
Since it's on a related note, my chief regret in the way I handled my MIT education is that I let my must do science mindset run things and didn't consider the non-technical classes to have much value. In retrospect, I wish that I had taken more architecture classes while I was there. This desire is not because I want to be an architect professionally, but because I did when I was 5 and expect that it would have been a lot of fun to design a few buildings.