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Category Archives: Quarterly Review
Q1 Report: Mental and Emotional
Because my mental and emotional states for the past three months have been so intertwined, I am going to review both areas in this single post.
Much of this blog has been focusing on my mental and emotional journey after leaving BigLaw. For this Q1 report, I won’t repeat or summarize the experiences I have already written about.… Continue reading →
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Q1 Report: Blackberry Still Blinking
In doing my Q1 Report, I discovered one interesting tidbit. I had a hard time classifying it in the category of physical, social, financial, mental or emotional, so it gets its own standalone post.
When I was still working in BigLaw, I couldn’t wait to chuck the Blackberry.… 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 certain direct deposits do not appear, but overall I don’t think I have obsessed about this niggle as much as I thought I would.… Continue reading →
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Q1 Report: Social
Before I quit, one of the risk factors I feared was becoming bored or lonely. My husband works a lot, so I am home by myself most of the time. But as it turns out I’ve hardly felt bored or lonely.
I have been spending many hours with our cats Bellucci and MacGregor, as well as with foster cats when we have them.… Continue reading →
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Q1 Report: Physical
Three months have passed since I quit — a quarter of the one-year “retirement” I have allotted myself. At this milestone, I am taking stock of my journey of self-discovery so far. The good, the bad, the expected, the surprising and the instructive.
I am tackling the easiest and the most mundane subject in this first installment: physical.… Continue reading →
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