So, I quit my job. And I don’t have another lined up. This is mostly because it’s going to take a while to decompress from lawyering and also because I don’t really know what I want to do (aside from “not be a lawyer,” which is something, I suppose, though relatively unhelpful).
Thanks in advance for bearing with me while I hash out some thoughts and vent some frustration.
I volunteered myself to host Friendsgiving this year, which will be a mix of my friends and my fiance’s friends from out of town. These are groups of friends that have yet to spend time together, solely due to the geographical differences. We may have over-invited, but we thought that surely at least some of the…
So, I have decided that I want to learn Arabic, and am looking for recommendations on the best books/software/apps to use in doing so. I have Arabic-speaking friends, so I will have people I can attempt to speak with, and they are excellent with slang and explaining expressions. However, they are all native speakers…
Judge Abdus-Salaam was a pioneer in the legal world and a force on the bench. She had a stellar reputation and was a much-needed presence in the court system.
I had no feelings about the Brangelina split, but this one really gets me. I loved this low-key couple and their family.
One step in the right direction.
I am going to try and take a brief trip to London in July. I found out that my ex is getting married next month and I need to have something to look forward to and serve as a distraction. London is foreign and exciting, without being too mentally taxing in terms of dealing with a language barrier.
I am imminently facing my first wedding anniversary as a divorced person. Even typing that sentence sends me into tears. I have 2 close friends lined up already to have dinner/drinks with me on the day of, but I find myself filled with such dread.
Today in things that make me absurdly, inexplicably, happy - giant men with tiny dogs. The Icelandic strong man who plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane has a new companion in the form of a fluffy little pom he has named “Asterix.” This has made my day.
I moved into my construction zone (I mean, my new home) yesterday! There are tools, plywood, drywall and dust everywhere, but my lease expired and I’m not so fancy that I can carry both a lease and a mortgage at the same time, while also funding renovations.
It took Sami Miro a whole 10 days to come up with this stuff? Because I could come up with something equally WTF-esque if given 3 minutes.
This is me getting out my feeling so I don’t send an ill-advised email response. No need to respond; just getting this off my chest.
GT, lend me your hard-won wisdom, please! My house purchase looks like everything is on track for the settlement at the end of March. I’m still pinching myself a bit, but am starting to get excited because it’s feeling real.
So I am leaving on a somewhat-spontaneous trip to Paris for 6 days. I have not really prepared an agenda, mostly because I am joining a friend and her people and so a lot of my time will be scheduled for me. However, I will have a couple days where I will need to occupy myself.
So, it looks like I am still fooling everyone into thinking I’m adult enough to be a homeowner, because my offer on the house was accepted! I’m totally excited, but also still in a bit of shock. The owner took a while to accept because she has been in the house forever, raised her kids there, and is apparently rather…
I put in an offer on a house and am now waiting for a response from the seller. Every step of the way (when meeting with the realtor, when talking to my mortgage broker, when telling my parents and friends what I was planning to do) I have been expecting someone to tell me I am not adult enough to do this. But no one…
My holiday season was pretty much exactly as shitty as I expected it. There were moments of blessed distraction by my friends. However, these did not overwhelm the dread and sadness at the one year anniversary of my separation from the ex, or the lovely Christmas card addressed to my ex and his rebound that arrived in…
Anyone else having a tough time this holiday season? I have been incredibly sad and on edge the past several weeks and it just gets worse the closer we get to Christmas.
Until recently, I have had no problems letting my 2 small pups - 9 lbs and 15 lbs - just chill in my bedroom with the door closed during the day. The dog walker comes and they get their walk/potty break and everything is fine. However. I have been noticing urine stains on my bedroom rug on occasion during the past…