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A while back, I wrote about my relationship with the “Sunday Scaries” when I was in Biglaw. 7 Inspiring Quotes for Battling the “Sunday Scaries”: AKA Work Anxiety. My anxiety over work-related things got to the point where I felt a perpetual sense of dread that was no longer limited to just Sunday evenings; it […]

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PHASE 1 of The Unbillable Life: Just Publish Your Posts, Already! When I decided to start this blog, I wasn’t really sure where I was going to take it. This uncertainty caused me to write a bunch of draft blog posts, but delay ever actually launching the blog and posting the pieces. I finally bit […]

First Off, Are We Entitled to Have Jobs That We Love? This is such a tough question. Before I give my thoughts on it, let’s start with a couple of assumptions I have about the readers of this blog. Given the fact that most of the people who are reading this post live in the […]

I Quit Biglaw. Do I Miss It?   About a year ago, I quit my job as a lawyer in Biglaw.  You can read all about my reasons for quitting here, here, here and sprinkled elsewhere throughout this blog.  Since I’m a year removed from the job, I’ve been reflecting a lot on my experience […]

Game of Thrones Is Back! As you can tell by the title of this post, I count myself amongst the millions of avid Game of Thrones (“GoT”) fans. Before the eighth and final season premiered, my fiancé and I re-watched the entire prior seven seasons. We rationalized this time spent on the couch as time […]

Are You a Healthy Lawyer? So many things factor into whether or not a person is healthy.  “Healthy” is a concept we all define slightly differently, which complicates things when you are trying to give tips on becoming just that.  While I’m no health expert, after spending many years working in Biglaw, I do know […]

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It’s Not Too Late in the Year to Make the Decision to Change   A new year is all about possibilities, inspiration, hope and the promise of change. New year, new you, right? Well, it’s a little over a week into 2019, and there are plenty of people out there who haven’t even made a […]

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When Weekends Used to Be Stress-Free   My parents put me in ski lessons at the age of two or three and by the time I was in the fifth grade I had been ski racing competitively for a few years and was actually winning some things. Over the course of one weekend, when I was […]

Sunday Scaries Anxiety Over Work

Initial Reactions   “Wow! I thought you were going to be here forever!” [this one stung the most – when had I become someone who seemed like she would fit in and be at a law firm forever?] “I’m so impressed!” [um, that I quit my job?] “I’m so proud of you!” [again, for quitting […]

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