Besides the regular holiday "I'm so busy shopping and cooking and visiting" -- in the midst of all of that -- I found a new job! As some of you remember, I passed the Bar exam this past fall and can now officially call myself an attorney. In that spirit, I found my first attorney job! I am really excited. And it's sort of a funny story of how it all happened -- not funny "haha" but more serendipitous than anything else. After losing my job around Thanksgiving, and the economy being what it is (READ: THERE ARE BARELY ANY JOBS OUT THERE, PEOPLE!) I was thinking about starting my own little law practice. I remembered I had a friend on Facebook who, I believed, had started her own law practice, and I messaged her. From that message came meeting for lunch, and from that lunch, came a job! I am now working in HER law practice, doing mostly family law (divorces, child custody, spousal support) and probate things (wills, trusts, conservatorships, etc.) I am really very happy right now with where my career is and where it could possibly go. My workday flies by, and I feel like I am helping our clients, which really, is the whole reason I wanted to be a lawyer in the first place. My only complaint is that the money I am making is total shit. But even that is not enough to rain on my parade, so to speak.
This new job keeps me very busy and I'm putting in 9 and 10 hour days. By the time I get home, I am exhausted and mentally drained. I don't feel like getting on my computer and being witty. So I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me (I'm sure you will, don't make me break out the puppy-dog eyes), and hang in there with me. I am still trying to find a balance between work, my personal life and my writing. I will find it too, I'm sure of it.
I've had family drama (seriously, does it ever end???) -- my dad has had some medical problems for the past few weeks, in which the drama with that began Christmas Day with me placing a phone call to 9-1-1 and calling an ambulance to my house because he had a nosebleed that wouldn't stop. After bleeding profusely for nearly 20 minutes, I placed the call and the paramedics showed up and carted him off to the hospital. My mom when after him. He's ok, in case you're wondering. He ended up having surgery last week where blood vessels in his nasal passages were clamped.
Then there has been some ongoing drama with my brother. I don't even want to get into it -- but once again, he's ruining his life with drugs and alcohol. Sadly, I have a feeling that I'll be attending his funeral someday soon. He's always had problems and can never quite get his life on track. He's also very resentful and jealous of me, because as he would put it -- I have gotten every break and he has not gotten any. Which couldn't be farther from the truth. The fact is I have worked for where I am in my life and he thinks shit should be handed to him on a silver platter. It's just sad and it should be a story saved for another day.
And the cherry on top of all of this family drama? My brother's former fiancee has now gone on a few dates with one of Husband's younger brothers. I love this girl to death and would welcome her into my family any way I could. My brother doesn't know, but my mother does and she's OK with it. If a serious relationship comes out of this I don't know how everyone will react -- my inlaws or my dad. My brother will flip, I'm sure of that. I would be very happy and so would Husband. And Daughter would shit a brick, because she LOVES this girl too. Crazy, huh?
So what have you learned here today? You've learned that:
New Job + Long Hours at Work + Family Drama = No Blog Posts
And to put my lack of time in perspective -- I didn't even make any New Years' Resolutions this year. Right now, though -- here's my first one -- TO BLOG MORE! :)