LitaWrites (real_lawyer) wrote,

No, They Can’t Take That Away From Me

A very good friend of mine was bemoaning her youthful decision not to pursue a “career” and instead to take a job.  “Look where you are, and where I am,” she stated.  “You’ve got something no one can take away from you.”

I guess she’s right; I never looked at it that way.  I can certainly lose all my income through no fault of my own, but no one else can take my license away unless I screw up.

Which reminds me of a story (big surprise).  My husband was reading the paper one day and asked if I knew a certain attorney. Assuming he wasn’t in the news because of something positive, I asked “What did he do?”

Seems he’d taken some $3 million of his clients’ money and had one of those “Todd” sprees* in Atlantic City. While he may have had a grand old time, he came back a big loser, unable to replenish his escrow account.  Which quickly led to his incarceration.

My friend’s right.  Unless I leave the straight and narrow path I tread, I will never involuntarily lose my career.  Though there are days when I am thisclose to voluntarily leaving it on someone else’s doorstep, ringing the bell, and running away!

*During most Mets’ games, some guy named Todd is living the life I am told I supposed to be living in a commercial for Caesars, AC!

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