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    Phases of Your Psychological State After Failing the Bar Exam

    Think you're hot shit for attempting the hardest bar exam in the country? (Which incidentally is California—debate me New Yorkers.) The great equalizer called the bar exam humbles all those before it, no matter where you are.

    At first, you thought you were a big shot coming out of that exam after having sat through 18 hours of agony

    That excitement turned out to be faux relief, as ennui slowly set in

    November rolled around, and results were still pending no matter how often you checked

    Friday before Thanksgiving: The demonic countdown read "1 minute"...and it finally turned 6 PM

    You couldn't handle the anticipation bursting out of the seams of your heart. You slapped in your applicant code and then...

    Just to make sure, you checked again and again and again...

    Your hopes and dreams departed from your body and soul

    Meanwhile, friends who passed announce it all over Facebook

    You: "I'm SO happy for you!"

    Everyone: "Did u pass?!"

    Despair intensifies relentlessly, and you resign yourself from the world

    All hope appears lost, and you need an eternal sabbath

    Day 1: DON'T BOTHER ME

    Day 2: Let me rest in peace

    Day 3: To be or not to be, that is the question

    Day 4: It feels like an unending downward spiral

    Day 5: Which of the 5 stages of grief is this?

    Day 6: Please, take me far, far away

    Day 7: You finally accept reality and seek rebirth

    You tried...

    But now it's time to get yourself in gear

    You pretty much know this shit already

    Perhaps, with the right study strategies, 2016 will be the best year yet...

    Maybe you'll decide to abstain from useless lectures...

    Maybe you'll learn how to get more and more efficient at practicing essays...

    Maybe you'll focus on your weaknesses and actually see your MBE scores rising...

    Maybe these concepts will finally click and you'll see a world you've never seen before...

    It's not going to be a walk in the park

    But the underdog wants a turn to shine

    And maybe because you're the ultimate sore loser, who is ambitious and hates to lose...'ll get the last laugh after all

    I think we can all agree these GIFs are way better (don't underestimate a GIF hipster) than captioned Tumblr GIFs that aren't still images for some reason. But good-old text can be even better for learning actual bar strategies, while still having fun!

    Wait, is that possible? You tell me. Click on over to Make This Your Last Time for candid, actionable discussion to help you pass the bar exam by a second-time California passer.