When I started blogging over three years ago there weren’t many lawyer-bloggers out there. Denise Howell had started blogging about 5 or 6 months before me and so she was a major beacon for me. I don’t know how my cyber-evolution would have been different if I hadn’t gotten to know Denise, but it know that it wouldn’t have been as enjoyable. So, now Denise is taking a new career path and I am really happy for her; she is going to be going in a more fulfilling direction.
I left my semi-largish (for New Orleans) law firm pretty much for the same reason that Denise articulates in this post. I love this passage:
"my professional roadmap henceforth will involve only things that are washed through a stringent "how much do I really love that?" filter"
I think more people are starting to discover this filter. Certainly, that’s true for a lot of people in post-Katrina New Orleans. As the Yaqui sorcerer used to remind Carlos Castendeda, "you must remember that death is stalking you." We dont’ really have time to do things that aren’t supremely meaningful and enjoyable to us. We barely have time for the things that matter most, and time is always running out.