In this series of posts, friends, family, colleagues, and network connections answer one question about their favorite something. In each post, the favorite question, as well as the person who answers it, varies.
Up this week is Monique Pattillo. She was one of my first trainees when we worked at Delaware Investments, and I have been a Monique Patillo fan ever since! I asked her this question.
What’s your favorite thing about becoming a new lawyer?
Monique’s Answer: My favorite thing about becoming a new lawyer is the sweet relief of closing one chapter of my life, and the endless opportunities that lie within starting a new one. I recall toying with the idea of law school in 2007, and wondering if I had the capacity to juggle school and my fairly new career (at the time) in the investment management industry. Now that the LSATs, four years of evening division law school, the Pennsylvania bar exam, and the accompanying misery of it all are finally over, I can exhale. I overcame self-doubt, and have emerged as an individual enlightened by my own ability to accomplish something "big". An added bonus is my recent reacquaintance with a social life! Still, I am anxious. My new career has presented me with endless possibilities. What will the next chapter of my life entail? Hopefully, in my personal life, past performance is a good indicator of future success.
Thanks for sharing, Monique! You can contact her via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/msp2012.
Now it’s your turn to answer the question – what’s your favorite thing about reinvention? Post your reply in the Comments section. I look forward to your replies, and if you or someone you know would like to share a favorite, please contact me!