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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →