Category: Leaving the Law

Burnout, anxiety, and depression are rampant in the law. Many lawyers hate their jobs and their lives. It’s important to try to achieve financial independence to give yourself options. But sometimes you just have to rage quit. Sometimes you just can’t take it anymore and you learn to leave your law firm job and find something new. It can be an amazing journey.

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How I Took a Career Break in my 30s and How You Can Too

Quitting your job and still having enough money to live a rich life – it’s the dream right? I did just that in 2019-2021. And I returned to a job that is a much better fit for my lifestyle. The Back Story of My Career...


The Number You Can Afford to Lose

My family got a $70 parking ticket on vacation in Canada. When she saw the ticket, my mom started cursing, yelling, and crying. This was shocking both because my mother has never been an emotionally effusive person and also because my parents are quite comfortable...

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Leave BigLaw: How to Plan Your Escape

The best time to plan to quit your job is when everything is going well. But why would you plan to leave when things are going well? Thus, most people don’t plan.  The “plus” side for lawyers is that they love planning and many dream...

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Why You Should Pursue Your Passion

I saw a FIRE blogger mocking the idea of following one’s passion. Instead, the standard FIRE plan is to find a lucrative job, save money, and then retire early to THEN focus on one’s passion. And granted, I’m a lawyer, and I’m on a mini-retirement...

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Hate Being a Lawyer? Why I Quit

I didn’t always hate being a lawyer. But at 11am on a nondescript Monday in February, I noticed that nothing unpleasant had happened yet.  That was unusual. And noting that peculiarity seemed like reason enough to quit my law firm job. I tell people it...