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.
Last week I bought a plant. I asked the florist how to tend for it and the advice he gave me was simple and profound. "If you want the plant to stay small, keep it in a small pot. If you want it to grow big and luscious, plant it in a larger pot. But keep increasing the size of the pots gradually as it grows."