Willishia Brenay Plant, ESQUIRE! I knew I wanted to be an attorney since I was 12 years old. I worked my entire life for it and despite how it looks, it has not been an easy journey at all. I managed to finish law school early just to get to what seemed like a roadblock phase in my life of playing trial and error games with the bar exam. I remember beginning to feel weary about my journey and questioning God on why I couldn’t get past this test after receiving the lowest blow of them all and failing overall by a half of a point (I got a 135.5, and needed a 136 to pass). Nevertheless, I never lost faith because God had shown me a vision of my life’s purpose and I knew I had to see it through. I took an optimistic approach of keeping the faith and persevering through and I’m so glad I did. To finally have my moment right now it’s unbelievable. This has been a true test of my faith and sanity. I’ve have to show a level of humility and resilience that I’ve never even knew I had in me. I’ve had to pick myself up time and time again and keep it pushing. I could have easily quit and hung that dream up. I could have easily said this ain’t it for me and just took another easier route or tried to rest in self pity. I could have easily pushed it off and decided to pursue an alternative career. But none of that was what God had in store for me. He knew my purpose was bigger than how I felt. My purpose was bigger than me PERIOD! I said all of that to say this... My God is faithful, my God is REAL, and my God is true. Whatever you set in your heart to do, you can do it with perseverance, faith and an attitude to win. The only person holding you back from your wildest dreams is you! First and foremost Thank you God for allowing me to persevere and keeping me in my right mind during this trying time of my life. I’m thankful for anyone who has prayed for me, wished me well or encouraged me along the way. I’m especially thankful for my family for holding it down for me and for my praying mother for keeping me all the way together. Words can’t even describe how happy I am. I’m finally an ESQUIRE! I did that, no handouts, just a little favor from God himself.