About Me:

About Me: I've been knitting since I got bored one summer in college and made a raglan sleeved rag-wool sweater that still almost fits. My favorite things to knit are Scandanavian colorwork and lace. I don't like to knit socks or sleeves. Some years ago, I completed the Level 1 Master Course with The Knitting Guild of America. That's as far as I got, but I did learn a lot and I recommend it highly.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thrown for a Loop

Turns out you can have a law degree and truly use your powers for good - just ask me.  I recently left a insurance law practice to help run a performing arts organization.  You don't want to know what kind of pay cut that involved, but it was a great opportunity that came about just when I was thinking, "now, what did I go to law school for again?"

Now, instead of feeling guilty when I'm not at work at 8:00, I wake up, do a little yoga, get some housework done, and stroll in around 10:00.  Now, instead of feeling guilty when I leave work at 6:00, I can be home by 5:30.  If I stay late to "work," I'm sitting in the audience watching some kind of awesome theater performance or concert, or maybe I'm mingling at intermission, chatting folks up over a glass of wine.  That's right, staying late or coming on on the weekend so I can hang out with nice people and watch a show.  I haven't had a nosebleed in three weeks.

And get this, the people who I "work" with, well, there will definitely be some drama, and some drama queens, but the nature of the work is essentially collaborative, not antagonistic.  That elephant hide I was advised to develop to help me survive for my previous life can now get tossed.  Around here, the more sensitive, the better.  People in fact think I'm the boring, left-brained one in the room.