Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Right Turn

Turns out, ambiguity has nothing to do with the practice of law, it's all about, um...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Just One

All I need is one to come through. Just one. It really is not that risky to say "you're hired, sir."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gardening, Stirs the Soul

I have been waiting on my day, and now it's come. I want to become a master gardener for our county, and I just got my application! I've been wanting to do this for many years but something always comes up. This year, I'm finished with law school, I'm done with time sucking part time jobs, and in the spirit of both giving back and continuing on my mission to teach the public about self sustainable agriculture in the backyard, this is the time to make the next move.

In the coming days I will post some pictures of my small garden in the back yard. It's the first in-the-ground garden I've had for almost nine years, and though it's fairly small, it's a good start for what little time I have this year.

It's important to give back to the community. The problem biggest constraint is usually time issues. So, this way, I'm forced to help because there are volunteer requirements, and I get to continue to do something I enjoy, which is gardening. Happy summer!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Best Advice Ever From a Law Professor

I remember as a one L in first semester Constitutional law class, a professor who turned out to be my favorite professor told us "just because you do well in this class, or any class for that matter, do not think you can just go practice law." You don't get to know much more than what the outcome could be, you will never know how the outcome will be.

In a way, law school was like life in that even if you know where you are headed, even with a map, it doesn't take anything more than a tiny comma to totally wreck your trip, or your life.

I like where things are headed, but I am very cautious at this point about how much security I might have. Mostly, because of how easily everything can come to a grinding halt. At this point, I can be optimistic because even of everything doesn't work out, it is mostly going to.

I love general ambiguity, I revel in it actually. That's why I know I am going to be an awesome attorney: I love making mountains out of molehills, and now I gotta make a sandwich. Happy living!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Out, Now What

So, now that I've been out of law school for one month, I am, what I like to refer to as "hunting for a job." It's not going bad anymore. At first, there was no response to my resumes. Then, after following my law school career center advice for the past year, and getting absolutely no calls, I hit up my undergrad career center, who was amazing at helping me a few years before. Anyway, after doing some serious revisions, and after ostracizing my law CPC and the dean who decided to side with them rather than look at what a terrible job they did advising me to change it in the first place, well, I've had several interviews, and several more upcoming, and 90% are actually in firms. So, now I just keep plugging away until someone takes me.

Until then, I continue to garden, write music, and hang out with my kids. Family time is something I not only enjoy, but my whole days often seems to circle around what I can drag the kids out to do. Sometimes it's stupid, like getting coffee and cookies, sometimes it's more productive, like hitting the local state park (where we get in free thanks to the yearly member pass!).

Thanks for following me, dear readers, I deleted every post from the last three years because that person was awfully focused on the trials and tribulations, not to mention the abhorrent cost of law school. Now, I'm off, as the wizard, looking for my Oz. It'll come, maybe I just need to find a giant poppy field to play in first?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Seeking Employment

I am a law graduate. I'm seeking employment as an associate attorney in the Indianapolis, Indiana Area. I will not work for food.