I’m completely aware that I’m the one who signed up for this lawyer life, including opening my own firm, and everything that comes with it, but holy fuck this shit is hard sometimes.
It’s hard dealing with upset people in difficult situations who don’t want to hear the reality of their situation, who expect you to be able to work miracles for them, and want it done right fucking now.
It’s hard to be the boss. I have hundreds of clients’ lives and situations to consider, but I also have my employees to consider. They take a lot of abuse as well. Their jobs are difficult. I have to weigh their needs with my own need to keep money coming in the door so I can pay all of us.
Sometimes I feel like I’m going to break under the constant strain of other people’s wants, needs, and expectations.
I’ve only been back in the office for three days and I’m already completely mentally exhausted and stressed out.
Just needed to vent. Back to the grind, I go.