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Often, people ask me if the practice of law is what I expected it would be. I always reply that it was actually better than I expected. It also has the inevitable ups and downs inherent in all career paths.

The practice of law isn’t all cupcakes and sunshine. It requires almost constant critical thinking, extreme multitasking and the ability to solve problems on short notice. That is why this affirmation is so helpful to me. I acknowledge that not every aspect of the profession is going to be perfect. I acknowledge that some things are going to be difficult and some days are simply going to suck. On the other hand, I focus on the aspects of the profession that I love. I focus on the fact that I love being challenged, I love learning new things and I love helping people. By acknowledging the negative and thriving in the positive, I am able to get up every day and do what I love.