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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 novelty of appreciating that I now have all the time in the world… All that has passed.… Continue reading →
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Quitting law wasn’t enough. I have decided to quit blogging also.
Thanks for reading!
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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 the fact that work/life balance for junior partners still stinks (as it does at all BigLaw firms) and it would have been an uncertain uphill battle for me to make it.
Greetings from Missoula, Montana. Since my husband left for New York last Sunday, I have been traveling around Montana by myself. Like what the lyrics say — “life is a highway and I want to ride it all night long” — long-distance driving alone always puts me in a contemplative mood reflecting on where I have been and where I am heading.
… Continue reading →Thanks every one for reading my blog. When I first decided to start a blog, I didn’t think that many people would read and react to it. Now that I seem to have a more or less of a steady following, at least according to Google Analytics which I’m resisting to check as often as my stock prices, I am encouraged.
Greetings from Kalispell Montana, about 30 miles from the Glacier National Park. It is nice to be close to nature. Last night, we stopped in the (overrated) resort town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where we watched Eat, Pray, Love.
I’ve been wanting to watch the movie because it has an interesting premise of taking time off to find one’s bearing. … Continue reading →
I used to hate Wednesdays. It is smack in the middle of a working week. You are tired from working two full days already, yet there’s no respite in sight.
When I was a first year in Hong Kong, I worked on a deal that won the International Financial Law Review Debt Deal of the Year award. … Continue reading →
Now that my gym membership is no longer subsidized through work, I recently changed from Equinox to New York Health and Racket Club (NYHRC).
The Equinox rate for hoi polloi is $145 per month for an individual location or $175 per month for “all access”. Both Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk offer a generous gym membership benefit like most Biglaw firms.
I had a dream last night — a dream so real that my heart was pumping fast when I awoke. The logic and the details of the dream are now a blur, but the angst and the dread I felt are the ones I knew all too well.
The dream began with me getting a call from a client asking me to do something.… Continue reading →
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 →