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2009 – a year in review

What a year 2009 has been!!! Let’s see if I can capture all that has happened.

I stopped dancing professionally. I started a freelance paralegal business. I started blogging. I joined Twitter. I took classes at a local university in San Diego.I found a regular client through a cold call. I started taking ballet classes again. I took a summer law school class at a local law school. I stopped dancing. I started moonlighting for a social media company. I started dancing again. I took the LSAT. I was the guest blogger/tweeter for the NALS conference in Irvine, CA where I had a blast. I went to Blog World Expo which was absolutely amazing (and I am for sure attending in 2010!!!) Meanwhile, through out all of this, I had met someone who originally was just a friend who would discuss cases with me and was helpful during my summer law class. He is now my boyfriend. I moved to Northern Virginia and I have experienced my first white Christmas on the East Coast. I have a new job in Washington DC and my company still exists in San Diego. I joined NALS and I am on their @Law committee (which is their publication).

Wow! 2009 was a year of growth, learning, figuring out life and what I want, and having the guts to move across country and try new things. All in all, it was a great year. I look forward to 2010 and the new things to come. I am confident that 2010 will be an even better year.

I am grateful for every experience. I am also really glad that I have joined Twitter. I have found clients on there, I have made professional connections, and most of all I have made friends. There are many people, such as Susan and Elisa, whom I am so glad are in my life and make me proud to call them friends. 🙂

How has your year been? Leave a link below so I can read about your year in review.



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Black or White? I demand Grey!!!!

I should be writing my paper for legal history on where law is a reflection of societal changes between the Civil War and WWI, but I feel like writing a post instead.  The paper cane wait.  It’s not due until Monday.  Panic hasn’t set in yet.

So, as some of my followers may know (what?  I have followers?!), I have started taking ballet classes again, allowing ballet and dance back into my life after almost 4 months off.  It was physically painful to go back.  Now, the pain has gone and my body has accepted the fact that I am dancing again, and my soul is singing.  As I dance, I can’t help but smile.  It is great to just move, and feel pretty, or whatever the music demands of me.  To jump and turn and push myself.  It’s amazing.  This has also led me to long to perform again.  What’s the point of trying to master a performing art if you don’t perform it???

So, that brings me to my current dilemma.  I have been told it is one or the other, dance or law, black or white, left or right, path one or path two.  You can’t have both so pick one and stick with it (I’m terrible at making a decision when it comes to dance vs anything else in life).  So, I say “why should I have to choose?”  I demand grey!!! Why can’t the two paths mesh togeher? i want to be a freelance attorney and dance for contemporary dance companies.  Just because I don’t know if anyone who has managed to pull it off doesn’t mean it can’t be done.  I know that dancer’s have a clock ticking, telling them they are getting too old, but contemporary dancers last longer.  I know law school is expensive, but if there is a will there is a way.

Eventually I have to pick something to fight for.  I guess now is a good time as any to start.  So, I pick this. The road to law school just got to so much more complicated.


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