Monday, March 1, 2010

When I Grow Up

I have gone through the motions of my life for the past 12 years or so, trying to figure out what I "want to be when I grow up". I have tried on many different hats. I would have to say any sort of RETAIL position sucked the big one, and I freaking hated everything about retail: customer service, cleaning, stocking, inventory, OMG-NONE of those words sound remotely appealing. I have a degree in Psychology, a minor in Religion, a Education Certificate, 2 Kids, a Husband and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. What I am trying to say is that I still have NO IDEA what I want to be when I grow up. I think I am content. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be a food critic, but who wouldn't. Well, I don't think my husband would because he won't try anything new, but can you imagine the glory of walking into a restaurant and having the wait staff, chef, hostess, etc. CRINGE because you are there to eat at their restaurant, bringing you plates and plates of food, signature drinks, and dessert. To me, this would be my defining moment.

Today, is Pat's moment. His first trial as first chair. I imagine the entire time you are in law school, you imagine what it would be like to go to trial and what you would do or say. Today is a HUGE hurdle for him. It is not so much about whether or not he wins or loses, but about never having to say that it's his first trial ever again! Much more goes into the whole trial process than you would think after watching something like Law and Order, or my current fav, The Deep End. Pat's trial is a big deal because it is a trial, but my heart goes out to those families of attorneys or judges who have been involved in high profile trials: OJ Simpson comes to mind. The ENDLESS hours and energy that is expended getting ready for trial is INSANE!

So, if you are the praying type, or if you just want to send a few good vibes his way today, I know he is NERVOUS as all get out, and would appreciate all the good energy he can receive!

No matter what happens, you are still a super star in our eyes! WE LOVE YOU!


Claire said...

I will be praying for him today, for sure! Good luck, Pat!!!

I am still trying to figure out what I want to be as well! I am hoping I truly love the photography thing as much as I think I do!!! LOL!

Brad said...

I think this is a good excuse to all have dinner and drinks! Congrats to jumping a huge hurdle!

Karissa said...

1. How can you say that Dillards was not AWESOME!? LMAO!

2. I've been thinking about Pat all day!! I know he will do awesome!

3. Also have been thinking about you! I MISS YOU!!


Karen said...

I hope everything went well today! And yay for the Bachelor finale :)