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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Tips for Relaunching After a Career Break

Most women will take a break sometime during their careers. Those same women want to know if they can re-enter the workforce or relaunch their careers after a break. The answer is yes, but the road may not necessarily be easy. Here are some tips...

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7 Lessons Learned from a Career Break

I took a two-year career break from 2019-2021. Basically one year before and one year during the pandemic. It was longer than I expected, but it was a great, amazing time. Here are seven lessons I learned during my time off. 1. My Time is...

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How to Take a Career Break from Law

Most women will take a career break at some point in their lives. And with 2020 blurring the lines between work and life, more of us need a break now more than ever. But how do you know when it’s time to take a career...

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How to Save for a Career Break

The minute we start working, we start hearing the calls to save for retirement. Yet half of 18-34 year olds don’t save anything for retirement. Maybe the reason people ignore the advice is because retirement seems so far away. Perhaps the better advice when people...

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Why I’m Returning to Law After a Career Break

Quitting your job and still having enough money to live a rich life – it’s the dream right? I did just that in 2019. And I don’t regret it. But that period of my life is ending – I found a new job that I’m...

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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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How I Afforded a Year Off from Law

Over a year ago, I quit my steady well-paying law firm job. Despite not having a full-time job for almost 14 months, I haven’t worried about money. Here’s how I afforded my year off from legal work.

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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...