Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

Just Your Average Joe Blogging Away His Debt—In One Year or Less

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Permanent Vacation

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Total Black: $109.30
Total Red: $270,623.78

Yesterday was the first day I spent under the Caribbean sun.  I actually wrote this post on Saturday but had to adjust it to accommodate my Twelfth Day of Accounting as yesterday was the 10th.  With an afternoon spent in the sun, it passed my mind completely.  Lord & Lady took me out on their boat.  We sailed over to Buck Island, a national park untouched by man.  Well except for the random droppings he leaves behind.  Or she—like the tampon applicator I came across in the bushes.  But I digress.  I shot this photograph from the edge of the water with my iPhone.  We needed to know the time.  The temperature of the water varied in an instant from refreshingly cold to amazingly warm.  And the colors!  From this turquoise to teal to deep blue.  Just within a few feet.

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A Room With a View

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Total Black: $212.89
Total Red: $235,011.93

I’ve been reaching out to a few contacts over the past few days.  People from law school and the like, who work currently in the new location I’m headed to.  And I’ve been scanning Craigslist for apartments.  I had almost settled on one.  But then I started looking around a bit more and saw a few properties with much better amenities.  Got me thinking about finding a room with a view, so to speak.  A place worth spending a year in, rather than just grabbing the first place I spot—as I’ve always done. Keep reading . . .

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April 22, 2010 at 23:22

Moving Out . . . or Up?

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Total Black: $2,057.83
Total Red: $230,820.71

I’ve received a few comments and suggestions about my financial situation and one piece of advice that repeats is that I should move or change apartments.  So, I thought I’d address that option here. Keep reading . . .

The Difference a Year Makes

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Total Black: $115.36
Total Red: $230,281.21

It was a Tuesday morning.  I was still at home.  Typically, as I quickly learned to do, I’d check my blackberry upon waking and then a few times more throughout the morning before leaving for work.  I lived in Brooklyn then, in the Clinton Hill area, and so it took roughly forty-five minutes to get to Midtown and all manner of emails and voice mails could have transpired during that commute.  At least by checking before submerging, I’d have narrowed my chances of missing something.  This morning I had gotten up late and hadn’t bothered checking my blackberry.  When I finally did, I noticed a voice mail message waiting for me from a partner I wasn’t working with and with whom I hadn’t had much contact.  It meant one of two things: a new assignment or the ax had fallen.  It was the latter and I had four days to untangle my life from the firm, wrap up the matters I had been working on, and leave the firm for good.

That was a year ago today.

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October 14, 2009 at 23:54