February 5, 2010

Changes

I've decided to start my own law practice.

I've given notice to the firm and have set my last day, but in the meantime, there are a ton of details to manage and things to do and learn. First, there's leaving while preserving as much goodwill with the firm as possible. I've been pleased with how well this has been going, and have been impressed, yet again, with what a great group of attorneys I work with -- they have been very encouraging and supportive. Then, there's transitioning my existing clients to other attorneys at the firm who will replace me in a manner that is professional and leaves them with a good impression of me. And then, in the background, there's all the stuff I need to get in place to actually get my own firm up and running...

Given that I need to have a digital social network in place to help recruit clients once my firm is up and running, this blog has finally ceased to be the main outlet for my written thoughts. These days, I'm adopting a multi-pronged approach with Facebook, Twitter, and a professional blog about legal topics in addition.

So, my life is very full right now. Full of family, friends, work, networking, and preparing for the next big professional move I'll be making.

Also, due to sciatica, I've gone longer without running in the least few weeks than I have since 2003. I miss the runs, but the slow relief I'm feeling in the pain is worth it. I should have stopped running earlier. I do look forward to getting back into my running shoes at some point (and possibly even training for another marathon next year), but for now, I'd just love to be out of pain.

The change in all of these patterns I've known for so long feels very odd to me. And, they explain why I'm being quieter than normal on the blog.

Onward!

24 comments:

Didi said...

Good for you! I left my firm and started my own almost 18 months ago, and I've never been happier. I have also never been busier. Running the business as well as practicing law is a challenge, but it is worth it to be the boss!

[No Nickname] said...

Didi:

Thanks for the encouragement!

-bt

Arvay said...

Congratulations! I look forward to hearing about all your adventures!

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