I hate starting sentences with “I.”
Yes, I know. I just did it. And there again.
But if this is a blog about what I’m doing and what I have to offer, I see no way around this problem. Perhaps later on I’ll indulge the root of this pet peeve. But for now it seems I must reveal who I am and, most importantly, why this blog will be useful to you.
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I am a 27 year old lawyer. After many years of hard work and determination, the Utah State Bar accepted my application and a local law firm accepted by resume. After achieving so much at a tender 26 years, I had a terrible realization.
I had many things but I didn’t have any hobbies.
Without homework I was at a total loss. What do normal people do when they get home? How do normal people keep themselves entertained? I was at a stand off with free time and free time was winning. Further exacerbating matters, I found that I could not sit still for tasks other people found enjoyable. (In fact, I’ve since diagnosed myself as distilled. Bah ha ha!)
The situation was so dire that at one point I found myself Googling “find a hobby.” That’s when I recognized I had a problem.
Reflecting on it today, it doesn’t seem like a whole year ago that I sat around twiddling my thumbs. (No, literally. I twiddle my thumbs.) This blog will detail what I’ve learned, what I’m learning and what I want to learn. I’ll share my adventures in this craze called DIY, gardening, cooking, cleaning, embroidery, repurposing, and party planning – all while balancing the lifestyle of a lawyer.
Thanks for joining me and I’ll work hard to keep you around!
I intend to update this blog every other day or so. Your comments and suggestions will keep me inspired! Let me know how I can improve. Although I’m sticking to the confines of a free program until I can convince myself that I have something worthwhile to say, tell me how to improve its look and make it user friendly. Have suggestions on my writing or ideas for a blog? Let me know by commenting on a post!