Resolved: Become More Creative in 2017

I can’t believe 2016 is already over! I know a lot of people are happy that it’s done and gone, but I’m still trying to get my head around everything that’s happened.

In the spirit of the new year, though, I have made a resolution: to become more creative. I find that when I have some kind of creative hobby or project to look forward to I am a much happier person. AND, there is research to back this up. It has been awhile since I’ve made a concerted effort to be creative though. As I said, 2016 flew by in the blink of an eye and all of the “woulda-coulda-shouldas” that I thought there would be more time for have been left in its dust. So, I thought, I have to start today or it will never happen.

I filmed this little video above to get the ball rolling. I hope you like it!

Let me know what your resolutions are or how you plan to kick 2017’s ass!


To the New Year…and Beyond!

Hello there, friend.

I’m just writing to check in and let you know some of the plans for the New Year and the blog. Don’t worry. Things have been going well so we are, of course, going to keep this going. I just wanted to let you know what I’m thinking and get some feedback if there are certain things that you are interested in/changes that you would like to see.

I started this blog with the goal to help new/young lawyers and therefore started a “New Lawyer Series” to address some of the topics that I felt would be most helpful for young lawyers. I think it would also be helpful to address other types of lawyers and I plan to work on two more series in the new year directed at 1) foreign-trained lawyers (since I am one) and 2) ‘alternative’ career paths for lawyers. I put alternative in quotes as I really just mean any career that is not practicing law. (I’m hoping that that series will take the form of interviews, so if you or anyone you know is not practicing and would be amenable to either an in-person or email interview, please let me know!)

I hope you’re as excited about reading about those things as I am to start working on them. There will of course be other posts aimed at just general concerns/observations about the legal profession, but I think it’s nice to have something to anchor it all by.

I hope you all have a great new year and I will be back here mid-January! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more frequent updates and a view of the daily comings and goings.