I’ve always been really bad at asking for help with things. I just don’t like to. I want to feel independent and feel like I’m in control of my life. Even when it comes to school, I’d rather struggle and have the satisfaction of figuring it out on my own instead of asking for help. But sometimes in law school, it one of my worse traits.
Asking for help is not a bad thing, and I do know that. When I suck it up and ask for help, I always feel better afterward. It’s never easy for me to admit to someone that something isn’t in my control, whether it be the topic in torts or not having time to clean up my apartment. I know if I ask for help, I have plenty of people willing to step up and help and I’m very grateful for that support system.
In law school, sometimes you just have to suck it up and do what is necessary. I’ve never been one for the “you’re my professor, my tuition pays your salary” argument but in law school, the professors all genuinely WANT to help you. Law school can be a competitive time and it’s good to have people who are mostly impartial to help you along the way. If you’re like me and are too stubborn to ask, it can ruin your life but when you realize that being an adult means asking for help sometimes, life gets easier and you learn so much more about different topics, your friends, and yourself.