I know the answer to this question is one only I should reach, but I would like some input. Since my third of college (I'm out now), I've been thinking on and off about applying to law school, with prodding from family friends. I've never had a passion for law, but I've been interested in it for a while now. I could see myself as a lawyer, but like most people, I don't want to be stuck in a profession I won't find fulfillment in. I worry that my lack of enthusiasm will hold me back, or worse, make me resent my decision. But I also don't want to not try because of fear.
Some background: I graduated from a university among the top law schools last year with a bachelor's in history and master's in education. I wanted to teach for at least a few years, but the work isn't what I hoped for. I did enjoy my first year, but I don't want to do this job for more than five years. I also don't want to make any drastic decisions based on one experience, so I plan to give myself one or two more years to decide it's not for me in the long run. I'm exploring many other options, but law is the most attractive to me right now.
I should mention that I think I underperformed in college. I didn't do terribly, but I could have done a lot better. My GPA (just under 3.5) is not competitive, but I am confident I could do well on the LSAT. I want a second chance to take advantage of a rigorous academic environment, and this would honestly be one of my motivations for applying to law school. I recognize it's not a great one, especially considering cost, but I believe it's valid.