I have found it sometimes takes a bad situation in your life for you to finally work out what you are meant to do. Mine was a marriage breakdown and my experience with the family law system. While the situation was very painful, it also made me realise how strong I was and that I absolutely had to practice law for two reasons. First, it would provide a secure career and income in a rural area and as a single parent with a three and five-year-old, this is a real consideration. The second was the ability to help others through this career.