My mental battles about leaving my legal career continue: a lot have to do with me caring a lot about what other people think about me. Not anyone in particular, but society and the community and my industry in general. Is it a cop out? Why should I care if other people think it’s a cop out, if I’m doing something that makes me happy? All I need is to be sure and satisfied with my own decision … but that’s easier said than done. Particularly when my pattern to date has always been that I’ve done what I think other people expect me to do. My gauge thus far has always been external to myself, and I have to break this pattern.
Caring About What Other People Think