I had a long talk with a good friend last night. He has a 6 year old daughter. She is the sweetest, most beautiful girl I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. The dynamic between her and her father is amazing, they love each other so much, but because her parents are split up and the mother has full custody, she hardly gets to see him. The problem is this little girl’s mother, my friend’s ex, is a piece of shit human being. The only reason I can come up with as to why she was granted custody is that the courts will generally favor the mother, but even this little girl hates her living situation. It breaks my heart every time I hear her tell him she wants to live with him.
He’s in school right now and is unable to seek out custody, financially or otherwise, but in a couple years he wants to do this. His helplessness and all around shitty situation makes me so angry and wish I could do something about it, and then I realized I could. If I do go to law school, like I’m planning, in a couple of years I’d be finishing up. So technically, I could do something about it. Will circumstances change before then? It’s possible. Is he going to want a lawyer fresh out of law school with no experience? Maybe not. Will I even be going into family law? Who knows. But just the fact that I could potentially be able to help him, or someone in a similar situation, made me happier than I can say. It put some perspective on my career. Music is beautiful. It’s passionate, it’s heart warming, it’s moving. But law, I get to help people. And it’s such a great feeling. So for the first time I felt at ease about this decision. Everything’s going to be fine.