How I survived a gap year?

In Journey
May 22, 2021

Commitment towards the journey lands you in the right direction!

Since childhood, I have constantly been nagged with questions like what would I like to become when I grow up, what is it that I desire to be or in what field would I like to pursue my career and my answer to all these questions, without missing a beat would be,

“I want to be the best goddamn lawyer out there.”

Well yeah, I quoted Harvey Specter like a lot of law students constantly do but it fits, doesn’t it?

Why do you want to be a lawyer?

As a kid, I had only seen lawyers and judges in their black robes, magnetic personalities with the will to serve justice. Oh gosh, I was such a Bollywood kid! I desired to become someone who fought for justice and never gave up no matter what. My father and elder brother were the Vishwamitras of my life (Ramayan reference because let’s face it, y’all saw that in the lockdown). They made me understand that law is the foundation of a country, it gives people a ray of hope to fight oppression. Listening to all this godly stuff,

I was like merko yeh hi karna hai bhai.

I started my day by googling the lawyers who made it big in India and ended the day by thinking how the hell am I gonna be a part of that list?????


As I grew up, I started acquiring knowledge about it from different sources and the deeper I dwelled, the more interesting it got.

After completing my 12th Standard, for the first time in my life, I wasn’t clueless. I knew exactly what I wanted to do but I needed some time to gather my thoughts and so taking a gap year was a good decision. After a whole year of studying in that gap year, I figured out that I wanted a college with vibrant opportunities which would not only extend my professional horizon but would also be a memorable time for the most beautiful 5 years of my life.

For this, my first step was to appear for various law entrance examinations. Nothing in this world is served on a silver platter. You’ll have to struggle and work hard at every step. As things went downhill after taking a gap year, here I was tired, confused and clueless. Like a lot of you, even I was fed up with this pandemic which had only added to our miseries. There were sleepless nights and horrifying dreams. But I made it (lol, motivation 101).

motivation for law school

Amidst the beauty of Dehradun, I found the place I was looking for- UPES it was! It matched all my expectations and I was exactly where I wanted to be.

Finally starting my college journey, oh my “online college journey”, I started reading a lot of books to be well aware of what was coming ahead. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nobody could actually go to the campus and there were times when I got super frustrated but it’s not like we had a choice (fml).

“At the end of the day, the challenges we face in life only make us strong, all we need to do is stay committed. One thing I have learned through my journey of taking a gap year to a law school is that strong commitment will always guide you to the right path.”




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