Monthly Archives: August 2010

Saying Goodbye

My husband and I started fostering Bela and Victor, now two 15-week old  brothers, right around the time I gave notice.  Normally we only foster cats on a weekly basis, picking them up from City Critters at theKips Bay Petco and returning them on Saturday morning.  But because Victor developed urinary track infection during his first-week stay with us, we kept both of them for the following week.  … Continue reading →

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Couch Potato? Hardly

When I quit I envisioned that I would be a couch potato for the first couple of weeks. I had at least 10 movies reserved in my Netflix instant queue. This is my fourth day already, but I have watched fewer than five hours of TV.  This is even less than I normally watch when I worked.… Continue reading →

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A Miles Milestone

I reached a milestone today – I finished using all of our Cathay Pacific miles.

I started flying Cathay Pacific around the time my husband (then fiancé) relocated to Hong Kong in the fall of 2003.  After graduating from law school and moving to Hong Kong in 2004, I achieved Gold status by early 2006, thanks to the multiple HKG/JFK trips for the bar exam, swearing-in and lawyer 101 training.… Continue reading →

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The Straw that “Chipped” the Camel’s Back

Becoming a partner was the default choice of my BigLaw career path.  I started at Davis Polk, first two years in Hong Kong and one year in New York.  Then I lateralled to Simpson Thacher’s London office.  I was there for two years before returning to its New York office last June.… Continue reading →

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Need for Order

Before I can concentrate on thinking about future possibilities, I feel the need to organize my life — at least the things around me that are within my control — into clearly delineated categories.

I have always been a pretty organized person.  Since I no longer have the confines of a daily routine, I crave order all the more.… Continue reading →

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Inaugural Post

For the past 5 years and 10 months, I lived life in 6 minutes increments.

That is how we Wall Street corporate lawyers “do,” billing clients one-tenth of an hour at a time.  No, I did not work every waking moment, but my mind was always tethered to the Blackberry, evenings, weekends, always.… Continue reading →

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