Category Archives: Work Life Imbalance

A Blast From the Past…Chloe at Two Years Old

About one year after I embarked on my legal career as a junior associate at a major international law firm, I had to submit an article for the annual internal newsletter.  It was sort of like a hazing ritual for all new lawyers.  I wrote the piece below ten years ago, in March 2003, when I was practicing transactional securities law and starting to question what the hell I was doing with my life.  Funny how it took me ten more years and another couple of jobs to finally realize that maybe this attempt at work-life balance was just a crock of shit (at least for me).

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I can’t help but grin.  I’ve been grinning a lot these last few days, as the reality of my impending “retirement” starts to sink in. When I tell colleagues that I’m leaving the firm, I can’t help but smile.  From ear to ear.  I haven’t felt this free in a very long time.

I can’t wait to wake up on Monday, April 1 – my first weekday as a stay at home mom – ironic that it happens to be April Fool’s Day – and not have to rush to get to a desk job.  And just in time for spring. How cool is that?

Grin. Grin. Grin. Grin. Grin.