Its that time of year when we flock to the nearest retail outlet at an ungodly hour in the morning in an attempt to beat out the rest of the assembled hoard for, what we assume to be, the deal of the Christmas shopping season.
Being a practicing curmudgeon, my suggestion is to spend the day observing that little know holiday of “Buy Nothing Day“.
If you must spend, consider sending something to Heifer International. They may not have any door-buster sales, but then the waiting line is not as long and you get to sleep in.
Make voyages! – Attempt them! – there’s nothing else… (Tennessee Williams)
So, you are thinking of going solo right of school – great! Here’s some things to keep in mind:
- If you can pass the bar exam, you are (or at least yourState Bar thinks you are) competent to practice law. Period, end of discussion. So never doubt that you are sufficiently prepared to go out there and commit random acts of lawyerism. That nagging doubt, that fear that sneaks up in the quite hours of the night does not feed on your lack of competence, it feeds on your lack of experience. The good news is that there’s a cure for that – time. (more…)