I am lawyer, hear me roar
I was a competetive competitive swimmer from age 8 through college. Swimming was everything to me. It defined me–it was my identity. I devoted every ounce of my energy, day in and day out, to being the fastest swimmer I could be.
I don’t swim six hours a day anymore. I have traded my racing suit for a business suit. I now devote all my time and energy to being a lawyer. But I have not laid aside my competetive competitive nature. I am hungry and driven to be the best lawyer I can be. My profession has become my new identity–the way I see myself. And I don’t mind one bit. In fact, I have embraced it.
I guess my point is that this is not just a job. Being a lawyer is an integral part of who I am. I never really thought it would be like this. I just thought a job was a job.