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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Small town paralegal in the city. Once ran a law office, now being run by one. Med mal defense litigation. I think it's growing on me.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Sometimes I get all legaled out. I work at a law firm. I live with a lawyer. I have several friends who are either lawyers or paralegals. I eat, sleep and breathe legal. Every. Single. Day.

Today, the boyfriend and I had a riveting discussion about our views regarding the federal government's authority to control the nutritional value of public school lunches. For most people, this would be b-o-r-i-n-g. And sometimes, when I hear myself, and the people around me, I feel like most people.

Don't get me wrong. I love my career, and I enjoy the law. It has been good to me so far. But every once in awhile, my life feels overwhelmed by law and legalese and lawyers.

Take, for instance, those times I walk into my office on Monday mornings to find it strewn with papers because someone was looking for something over the weekend and did not have time to put anything back in its place. Or I get stuck working overtime on Friday, the weekend I was supposed to go out of town. Those are the days that make me shake my fist at the sky, or turn my face red with frustration.
But most days... I love my career choice. The work itself - the paralegaling - fits me well. I hope this Monday is one of those days.


  1. Well if you ever need a non-legal friend to talk to, you always have me. :) And yes... I could care less about school lunches and their nutritional value. Give 'em the square pizza and taco salad days! And that's as far as you would get with me and that topic. :) I miss you dearie. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future.

  2. I hope it turned out to be a great Monday for you, Mel. As for the federal government's authority to control the nutritional value of school lunches, you can lead a kid to lunch, but you can't make him eat it :P

  3. Ohhh boy do I know how you feel. Thank you for saying everything I feel. Most days I absolutely love my job and the career choices I've made. However, sometimes there are days that I wonder what drug was I on the day I chose to be a paralegal.

    Great post.