I was admitted to the Bar on March 23, 1983 -- which makes today the 40th anniversary of that event. (I actually started working as a lawyer earlier in September 1982.)
I announced my "retirement" a year-and-a-half ago but, honestly, it hasn't occurred yet. Winding down my law practice is taking longer than one might expect: there are too many complicated, long-term commitments to conclude quickly. I've had success, however, and now confidently predict final, real retirement by this Summer. I want a big party to celebrate this history of work and have already picked out a band.
How long do you want your career to last?
Congrats on an awesome milestone! I'm sorry it's taking so long to wrap up, though. It's hard to tie up 40 years of loose ends. A party sounds like a fantastic way to say you're done.ReplyDelete
I'm coming up on my 5 years with my current job. It feels like I've been here ages and can mostly do my job with my eyes closed. I enjoy it a lot, but also want something more challenging, maybe a second job or something different. I'm still working on recovering my health first.
Thank you. I haven't tried doing my job with my eyes closed; that'd be interesting!Delete
When spa music plays and a diffuser runs at work 24/7 it's hard to do my job with eyes open LOLDelete
Congratulations, Ally, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll finally be able to wrap things up by this Summer.ReplyDelete
Although I'm still loving my job to some degree, my pre-Covid enthusiasm never returned. The earliest I'll be able to retire is next year, but I think I'll keep going until 2025, when I've worked 40 years. xxx
Thanks. Timing retirement varies for all of us. Do what you believe feels best.Delete
Congratulations. That alone is amazing. I hope you are enjoying your Spring right now. And having a great weekend.https://www.bauchlefashion.com/2023/03/spring-into-fashion-5-fashion-trends-to.htmlReplyDelete
Thank you! You, too.Delete
Congratulations! That's an amazing achievement! I don't know where I'll end up though I know my husband would like to move at some point so who knows what will happen!ReplyDelete
I am glad you are winding down and hopefully will be able to enjoy your retirement! Kezzie x
Thanks, buddy. I'm sure you'll have a long, happy career.Delete
Congratulations! That's an incredible accomplishment! Definitely have a party, a huge celebration is in order. :) I can't say I have a career, but I hope to get enough financial mileage out of my day job to actually retire and to keep running the museum for as long as possible.ReplyDelete
I admire your museum work!Delete
Congratulations Ally! Kind of wild to think you've been at it for so long. I've changed jobs many times throughout my life. Funny thing is...back in the day I actually thought I wanted to be a lawyer. Haha!ReplyDelete