There’s no right way to do the wrong thing. I heard this quote recently and it stuck with me.
It stuck with me because I am designing my life to do the right thing.
So too are the people working their way through leaving the law.
And, no, not the perfect thing, not the best thing, not the better-than-you-do-it-ha-ha thing.
The right thing. The right thing. The right thing.
The right thing for me. The right thing for them. The right thing for you.
The go-through-my-fear-and-do-it-anyway thing.
The I-went-to-law-school-without-really-critically-thinking-about-it-and-that’s-okay thing.
The connect-with-my-soul-and-not-my-ego thing.
The that-which-feels-good-with-me thing.
The don’t-check-the-box-to-be-successful thing.
The what-am-I-really-chasing-this-for thing.
The what-am-I-waiting-for thing.
The this-feels-right-I-want-to-explore-this-further thing.
The help-someone-else thing.
The I-don’t-care-any-longer-about-getting-a-ROI-on-my-law-school-and-career thing.
The surrender-and-accept-where-I-am thing.
The this-current-be-a-lawyer-at-all-costs-belief-system-I-subscribe-to-doesn’t-work-for-me thing.
The I-want-to-model-the-right-life-for-my-kids thing.
The I-am-really-powerful thing.
The I-am-not-alone-and-can-ask-for-help thing.
The I-have-this-one-ilfe-and-what-meaning-do-I-subscribe-to-it thing
The I-am-not-afraid thing.
The I-am-here-to-grow thing.
The I-am-stronger-and-grittier-and-more-persistent-than-I-can-ever-imagine thing
The I-realize-now-playing-it-safe-as-an-attorney-actually-doesn’t-really-make-me-any-more-safe thing.
The I-don’t-fear-death thing.
The I-can’t-disappoint-anyone thing.
The no-label-I’ve-been-using-to-define-me-currently-defines-me thing.
The I-want-to-become-who-I-need-to-be thing.
The I-want-to-do-something-for-someone-I-don’t-know thing.
The I-am-more-than-my-depression-and-anxiety thing.
The I-can’t-live-life-by-myself thing.
The I-forgive-myself thing.
The I-stop-being-hard-on-myself thing.
The I-celebrate-myself thing.
The I-have-faith thing.
The I-feel-great-asking-for-help thing.
The I-want-to-talk-to-Adam-and-Casey-about-the-Leave-Law-Behind Program thing.