Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Agony of Writing

My dislike of drafting was a significant factor contributing to me quitting law. But drafting legal documents was considerably easier than personal writing. There are no penalties for lacking word variety or having half-page long sentences with multiple subordinate clauses. … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Part V – Money, Money, Money

In the last post of this series about my decision to leave law, I talked in detail about the emotional niggles of forfeiture of sweat equity, loss of prestige, and negative perceptions from others. This post is dedicated to the … Continue reading

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Finding My Fine Line – A Toned Ab

This past week was my first full “normal” week since quitting. The frenzy of completing a long list of overdue errands, the decompression from the 25-day road trip, the catching up on all the TV shows I missed, and the … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Part IV – Dealing with the Emotional Niggles

I have been writing in this series the thought process behind my decision to quit law. The part that I wrestled with the most was dealing with a few emotional niggles, four to be exact. These niggles didn’t disappear when … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Part III – The Risk Factors of Quitting Law

Part I and Part II of this series covered how I came to the conclusion that I didn’t want to stay in law. So, what’s next? I knew I wasn’t going to be able to explore what I wanted to … Continue reading

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Our Nutty Adventure: Part IV – The End

After our 3,868 miles road trip, I got back to New York on Monday. For all the fun I had on the 25-day road trip, it was good to be home, to be able to hug and kiss our Bellucci … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Part II – Do I Want to Stay in Law?

In Part I of this series about the decision-making process that led me to quit law, I talked about how I reached the conclusion that I didn’t want to gun for partnership at Simpson Thacher, in large part due to … Continue reading

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