My husband is a lawyer. He went to a great school and has a great resume. However, he has been out of work for almost two years. That’s been really rough on both of us.
He tried to open his own, but doesn’t really have the business knowledge to follow through on a plan. He didn’t know he could ask me, or my dad, for advice/guidance. (I’m still unsure how.) He started doing contract work. It was something, but not enough. He can’t have the luxury of working from home. He needs to be in an office environment with someone to report to, in order to work at his potential. And he has a lot of potential. He’s a smart guy. If he was working 100% towards opening up his own practice, I have no doubt that he can do it. But that’s not how things are working out.
He finally got a temp job. This firm encouraged him to work from home, as they didn’t have the space for him. And I was so happy that he was getting a lot of work done. Meanwhile, he was networking. And this paid off.
A “special project” this past Monday and Tuesday turned out to be an extended interview. He is now an associate at a small, but growing law firm. It’s the normal 90 day probationary period, but unless he makes a huge error, the job will be his!
I am so happy for him! This is just the kind of break we needed. It’s going to allow us to rest a little bit and not be so financially stretched and stressed. We can relax and not have to watch every single little penny that leaves our hands. I still will, that’s just part of who I am, but I won’t have to freak out about spending $2 on a coffee.
And that helps be breathe easier. 🙂