Tuesday, February 1, 2011

And so it begins

J on Sunday night, preparing a case for his first potential client (yes, I am fully aware that my Christmas tree is still up):

 Yesterday was J's first day at the firm, and it went very well. I was hoping he'd be able to pick me up from the subway station near our apartment after I got home from work, but he texted me an hour beforehand with: 

"In a deposition, won't be able to pick you up. Sorry! Love you."

In a deposition. It sounded so official, like something right out of Law and Order -- if I actually watched that show. It didn't sink in last night, nor did it today, that J is officially a lawyer now. It's crazy -- kind of like planning for months to go to Europe, then it being surreal when you're finally there sitting on the Spanish Steps after sunset on a warm night in Rome. After three years of law school and months of studying for the Bar, J was in a deposition. 

Though I had to walk home from the subway stop last night, I couldn't help but smile. And so it begins.


  1. This post makes me smile. So many warm wishes for J as he starts his career. I have no doubts that he will be a very successful attorney.

    And I wish I lived close enough to share a bottle of champagne (or two) with you - I know lots of people who have significant others in law school and it can be quite trying on a relationship. I love how strong and independent and supportive and loving you are - it's super admirable.

  2. There will be many more of those, me thinks! But I can't wait 'til my husband gets to send me those texts too. Kind of like a validation of all the hard work.

  3. I love to read your posts because you are a great writer. Hurry up with that first novel.

  4. Where is the "like" button? so excited for you guys!

  5. I always leave my tree up. I have yet to have a Easter tree. :)

  6. LOVE it!! :) So happy for the both of you!