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My Updates

I know I have been derelict in writing this blog, but that is not because I have nothing to say. On the contrary, I have much to update. I actually been reflecting about this blog – and my journey – … Continue reading

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Sacrificing the Little Things in Life

Shortly after writing my last blog post about riding the emotional rollercoaster of becoming a small business owner, I came across a quote from the great football coach Vince Lombardi that have given me great inspiration. “A man can be … Continue reading

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Sour Grapes for $20,000?

The BigLaw bonus extravaganza is back. BigLaw associates will receive an unexpected spring bonus this year in addition to the normal annual bonus. This is icing on a rather dry cake; the 2010 annual bonus was less than half of … Continue reading

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Quitting BigLaw – Part IV: Change in Priorities

What better way to wrap up my Quitting BigLaw series and kickstart my Q2 review than to examine how my priorities have changed since quitting by rating the importance of various attributes of a hypothetical future career? For those who … Continue reading

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Quitting BigLaw: Part I – Why Is It So Hard?

As mentioned in my last entry, I am going to write about what it takes for associates who are thinking about quitting BigLaw to actually do so. I am going address this topic in four parts: BigLaw life and why … Continue reading

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Q1 Report: Financial

Out of the four emotional niggles I had about quitting BigLaw, I thought at the outset that the most difficult would be not making money. I do feel the momentary pang on the 15th and 30th of every month when … 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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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 I

Greetings from Bremerton, Washington, about an hour west by ferry across the Puget Sound from Seattle.  I am starting day 4 of the 25-day Northwest road trip. For this road trip we didn’t plan any specific itinerary or book any … Continue reading

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The Gym Non-perk

Now that my gym membership is no longer subsidized through work, I recently changed from Equinox to New York Health and Racket Club (NYHRC). 

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