i just wanna go home please

It’s going to be a long day.

I have muni court tonight at 7 pm. Gotta walk my client through a guilty plea.

It’s only 1:40 pm and I’m way over everything. Like this inbox filled with emails from assholes. And this pile of cases that all have problems.

Ugh. Ugh. Ughhhhh.

Oh and I have court every day this week.

Boo.

I’m going to need a drink when I get home.

How have you changed so far in 2018?

2018 has been a difficult year for me, both health-wise and career-wise. But, as always, I have come out on the other side better for all of it. My motto for the year has been: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

From a health perspective: I have eliminated my chance of cervical and ovarian cancer, as well as drastically reduced my risk of breast cancer recurrence. It was a hard road to recovery, but I’m here now, and while there are some shitty side effects, I don’t regret my decision to have the surgeries.

As for my career: 2018 has been the most litigious year yet. It has been stressful as fuck, but I continue to learn and grow as an attorney. I am a better attorney today than I was on 1/1/18. These experiences have emboldened me, and I have started taking more complicated cases as a result. I take more chances. I have more confidence in my abilities. I am grateful for that.

depo day (finally)

I defended a depo today in one of my big Chapter 7 cases. (Finally! It had been continued three times.) It got a bit heated as these things tend to do. Attorneys like to yell at each other after all. It took all morning. I’m ready for a beer!

Turns out my friend’s office was on the same floor so I popped in to chat with him for a bit. The view from his office is incredible.

This was the same view from the depo conference room. So at least there was that.