As Boromir said, one does not simply wear a tuxedo. Ok, he didn’t say that exactly, but it’s true. There is an art to perfecting the look and that can vary based on what you’re wanting. However, there are a few hard and fast rules to follow when you’re planning on outing the black tie in your next black tie optional affair.
The deeper we get into learning about ourselves, the closer we get to the core of who we truly are and our issues. But first we have to get through the outer layers. And that takes work. Plus, most people would agree that the crust of the earth is a beautiful place. Who the hell wants to take a trip to the boiling center of the earth when they could hang out in Fiji or Yosemite? Things are good up here on the surface, so let's just stay, right? Wrong
“I am no one’s first choice.” Over the past 15 years or so this sentence, or some variation of it, has played in my head like a one hit wonder. Sometimes it is a low tempo and sometimes the bass is so loud I can hear my head pounding with the beat of each word.
"Do you like being a lawyer?" The amount of times I get asked this by people is resounding. Over the past four years (the length of time in which I have been an attorney) the answer has evolved, or should I say-devolved-progressively. "Sure, I do." it began. Not the typical exuberant, "newly admitted attorney" response, but I've always been a realist. Then it slid into, "I like being a lawyer, but just don't like the type of law I practice." Though, to be fair who could be truly passionate about securities and investment fraud? But even after ditching the boring financial field, the answer was still, "it's alright." And as of late, I've become known around my office as the...
I think our society is finally starting to scratch the surface of what that word encompasses. Sometimes it doesn't mean heels and skirts and lipstick. Sometimes being a woman means riding your longboard in Brooklyn on the weekends and kicking around in a snapback.