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Joined: Jan 18, 2007
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Posted Jan 18, 2007 at 8:19:21 PM
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Hi~

I am a new member to the forum and wanted to reach-out to say hello. In any event I am recently running into trouble with everyday life, work, relationships, and self-confidents; but I am not sure why. Partly I feel that my lack of confidence is the result of a poor relationship in which my wife thinks I am stupid, mind you I have a JD, and that I will never be successful. I have recently lost my job, because of my LD, and I have been unable to secure a new one. However, I am interviewing and exploring all of my options and suspect a job offer nect week. I find it hard to swallow the fact that the love of my life feels that I am dumb, unsuccessful, and that nothing I do is right or good enough for her.

While I have had a great deal of success in life: i.e. graduating from law-school, passing the bar, and other accademis achievements, I nonetheless have experianced a very difficult time transitioning from life as a student to that of an "employee".

Any thoughts or comments?????

Never, Never, Give Up!!

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spedie
Joined Jul 20, 2006
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Posted:Jan 18, 2007 9:57:19 PM

Jamie

I can understand what your saying. I am LD and a special education teacher. I almost lost a job when once because of my spelling. It is now my fourth year at a differet school teaching and my pricipal knows I'm ld and I have friends to help my with proofreading. I am working on my masters now.

when i first got out of college it was hard and i missed it but now i found the right enviorment and i love my job.

I also understand about people not thinking your smart. I often dont write (ie post onboards or send letters to friends) for this reason. I use my proofreader for important suff like work and college.

What kind of LD do you have? Was it difficult getting JD and being LD? did you get extra time on the bar? (i got extra time on the GRE and PRAXIS a test for teaching licsure) I have been thinking about a PhD but i not sure first i need to finish my masters.

sorry about the spelling and grammer!

Jenn

Special ed in more ways then one.

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Jamie
Joined Jan 18, 2007
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Posted:Jan 18, 2007 11:45:16 PM

Jenn~

Thank you for the reply, I truley have a great amount of respect for teachers, you are the key to our future.

Yes, Law School was every tough, demanding, and often times mentally punishable. However, I made it through by compensating for my weaknesses and taking advantage of my strength. Actually I never was able to get extra time because of the high standards of the bar and law schools in general with respect to giving accomendations.

You sound like your very motivated and extreamly bright. I think you should absolutely go for a PHD. Where do you live? Hobbies?? By the way what do you mean by special ed in more way than one??

Jamie

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spedie
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Posted:Jan 19, 2007 9:12:42 PM

I guess it would be possible to get extra time on a test like the bar (I mean it is the law) but one's results would say nonstandard administration. I wonder if the other test are like that. I jist took a different test to be certified to work with students with severe profound disiabities and I don't think I could have passed without extra time.

I play the bass clarinet in a local concert band. I live in NC. I was in NCY las summer for the first time. I did a year of teaching in LA. I had great kids but I not a good experiences.

I am a special eduation student and techer.

Special ed in more ways then one.

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spedie
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Posted:Jan 19, 2007 9:20:54 PM

how is the job hunt going?

Special ed in more ways then one.

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BluSky
Joined Feb 04, 2007
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Posted:Feb 04, 2007 11:44:26 PM

Quote Jamie:

Hi~

Quote Jamie:

I am a new member to the forum and wanted to reach-out to say hello. In any event I am recently running into trouble with everyday life, work, relationships, and self-confidents; but I am not sure why. Partly I feel that my lack of confidence is the result of a poor relationship in which my wife thinks I am stupid, mind you I have a JD, and that I will never be successful. I have recently lost my job, because of my LD, and I have been unable to secure a new one. However, I am interviewing and exploring all of my options and suspect a job offer nect week. I find it hard to swallow the fact that the love of my life feels that I am dumb, unsuccessful, and that nothing I do is right or good enough for her.

Quote Jamie:

While I have had a great deal of success in life: i.e. graduating from law-school, passing the bar, and other accademis achievements, I nonetheless have experianced a very difficult time transitioning from life as a student to that of an "employee".

Quote Jamie:

Any thoughts or comments?????

*BluSky sending You 'hugs' your way...*

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