Last night, I was talking to D about career stuff, and mentioned how being a lawyer is a huge part of who I am. I wouldn’t be the same Jenn if I gave it up. I know that it’s a high stress job, but we shouldn’t discount the stress of starting over, whether that’s doing something new or just working at another firm. For all the stress of running a business, and there is a lot, at least at the end of the day I have the final say. That’s a freedom I don’t know if I’m ready to give up. I feel like walking away from this firm would break my heart.
During this conversation, I reminded D of this bio I wrote in the 5th grade and posted here recently:
Even as a 5th grader, I touched upon three of my defining traits:
- I fucking love cats.
- I’m obsessed with reading.
- I’m a motherfucking lawyer. It’s in my bones. Like DMB says: I love you because I can’t stop.