Hey all! So in recent news, I accepted a new job this week! I’m a legal assistant and currently am at a firm working for a few attorneys in medical malpractice litigation. I won’t get into too many details, but it’s actually a very interesting job. One of the attorneys I work for is retiring at the end of the month, and the firm (even though they have known for 2 years now), have not replaced him. I really really enjoy working with the other attorney that I do, however, it’s a large firm with many offices and I feel like they could completely care less about this particular branch. Five attorneys have left in the last few years, and they have only hired one new one in that time, so I see the writing on the wall, and chose to get out now. I am greatly struggling with the decision though. I have been there in total for over 5 years of my working career (which is only 8 years total), so that’s a lot of time! There was a year break from this firm in the middle of the 5 years, but that’s a story for another day…
So anyway, I’m just in a bad mood now (maybe it’s the full moon’s fault)?! I have 3 weeks of awkwardness ahead, now that everyone knows I’m leaving. You know that feeling wherein you feel like everybody is talking about you, or is this just my anxiety? Either way, this next 3 weeks will be testing my anxiety like never before. Oh, and to top it all off, the head honchos aren’t letting them hire a replacement for me. That leaves 2 assistants for 6 attorneys. It’s a pretty impossible feat to keep up with the amount of work that 3 attorneys give you. I’m feeling so so horrible about it.
However, I know that accepting the new position was the correct decision, as I made a pros and cons list and thought long and hard about it. It is financially quite a lot better, it will be less stressful, and I know that it will be a great work environment (as I know a few gals who work there already). I just am going to miss the attorney I work for (the not retiring one), as I could have stayed with him forever. So for you all who have changed jobs willingly, how did you cope with the stress? In general, how do you block out the haters? I think that’s what I’m having the hardest time with…so lots of working out and wine are in my foreseeable future, as those are my go-to destressers.
On to this cute outfit though. These denim are BOGO 50% off and I just love them. They are admittedly my first pair of non-skinny jeans in quite a while. The straight leg trend is cute though. I also love the patchwork and distressing on this pair. The kimono is my absolute fave new find. It will be perfect for pool/beach days and I loved wearing it styled this way as well. It has adorable tassel detail on the side ties. My shoes are from last year, but this color is perfect right now! Be sure to let me know how you destress these days, as I need all the help I can get! Have a wonderful week babes!