Getting this blog started did not exactly go to plan. Following my first post, I spent the best part of 3 months in hospital inpatient programs for my eating disorder. BUT I'm still here with the same passion and desire to inspire others to keep on keeping on and to strive to be the best they can be.
My vision for this blog is evolving and I'm going to let it just take shape by responding to feedback, and current issues and by sharing my wins, challenges, and setbacks both personally and professionally.
Personally, I am currently on a recovery rollercoaster. My weight goes up and then down which is driven by a highly critical and negative mindset that will not allow me to give up but cannot decide on what the goal is. Is it weight loss or is it recovery?
Professionally, I think I'm kicking goals. I have the opportunity to work with each and every Partner in our firm, which means I get to learn different writing styles, ways of thinking, technical knowledge and skills, and approaches to building and maintaining strong client relationships.
The firm I work for truly embodies what it means to be an employer of choice. In just 8 short weeks I will be dropping down from full-time work to just 1 day per week so that I can focus on completing my law degree. This was my choice. I asked if I could have 12 months off work to finish my degree and the response was 'yes, of course, but would you like to consider just 1 day per week so that you can stay connected?' Their response was not only supportive but considered what would actually be best for me from a career perspective. They were right. How could I step away completely for 12 months without having an enormous uphill battle trying to learn about everything that had changed in the industrial landscape and legislation during that time? I know most people can only dream of having such a supportive employer and I am so eternally grateful to be on their team.
So, my plans are to kick as many goals as work as I can before I drop down to 1 day of work to focus on study. Then to ace each uni subject by making the most of this gift of time that I have been granted. In the meantime, I will just keep trying to put one foot in front of the other in my recovery and hope that I head in the right direction.
In any event, I will win this race because I will achieve my dream of admission to practice law and I will not give up on recovery even though at this time I cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel.
So, my plans are to kick as many goals at work as I can before I drop down to 1 day of work to focus on study. Then to ace each uni subject by making the most of this gift of time that I have been granted. In the meantime, I will just keep trying to put one foot in front of the other in my recovery and hope that I head in the right direction.