I haven’t updated my blog in a while because [sigh...] once again, my husband and I have moved.
I wrote a few versions of this post, none of which seemed quite right because they sugarcoated things. To be brutally honest, right now I am just really sad.
To recap: we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area over five years ago and in that time, we managed to create an amazing life. We paid off all of our debt, we bought a house, we had good friends, and we could go to the beach whenever we wanted to.
Then, a few weeks ago, everything changed. My husband got a "great job opportunity" (read: the kiss of death for the unsuspecting spouse) that could pay off financially in a few years. At this point,
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
A few weeks ago, I was catching up with “Howard” (the colleague I interviewed in episodes 3 and 4 of my podcast) After chatting about what’s new in both of our lives, the conversation inevitably turned to the subject that has bonded the two of us ever since we met at the bus stop on that first day of 1L year: the practice of law.
We both have strong feelings about it.
Back in law school, Howard was the smart one
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
My husband and I recently watched a movie called 99 Homes, starring Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) and Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman). It’s a thriller about the foreclosure crisis that happened just a few short years ago, and when I say thriller…
I mean thriller.
I went in thinking it would be more of a drama – the streaming service we used billed it as a thriller and I thought, “No way, what could be so thrilling about adjustable rate mortgages?” But there is a dread that hangs over every scene and a tension that pulls the viewer along, all the way to an ending that didn’t quite feel right (watch it and you’ll see what I mean).
In it, Michael Shannon plays Rick Carver, a real estate broker who represents banks that have
Saturday, February 20, 2016
|What label describes you?|
One thing that I still struggle with since leaving the law is the concept of identity. The main reason I went to law school to begin with was I didn’t know myself very well, which meant I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’d always loved writing, but I didn’t think I could ever make money at that, so instead I listened to all “Go to law school,” they all said. Or at least that’s what I heard.
During my last year of undergrad, everyone seemed to be taking the LSAT, so
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
In the meantime, feel free to revisit some of my favorite old posts:
Something Amazing Just Happened
The Invisible Woman
Talk to you soon...