The past week has been the most perfect confluence of law and life joy. How often does that happen? I feel so alive.
The high has not worn off yet from the new guy. Let's call him Jack. I am breathing more easily, but barely, and I still feel off balance when I think about how it feels to be with him. I can't believe it can feel so good and safe to feel completely out of control and unlike myself. Fortunately he appears to be as completely awestruck as I am. We'll see where we stand after I go out of town for 5 days this week. I'm guessing it will only serve to encourage our ridiculous "I'm going to miss you" conversations since we will actually be thousands of miles apart rather than simply ending a date with another one already planned.
To add to the adrenaline pumping through my system the last week has been a very exciting new case. We actually met with our clients the day of my first date with Jack and the evolution of the case has continued at the same breakneck speed. I won't go into more detail about the case, but it is exactly what I needed to remind me how much I love being a lawyer...writing impassioned pleadings late at night, scheduling emergency court conferences, strategizing with the other litigators...using my mind analytically and creatively to advocate for a client is close to the most fun I can have fully clothed.
Aside from not wanting to miss a single day that I could be getting to know Jack better, I am also really looking forward to going to San Diego this week. The programming looks good, I'm wearing a gold dress to the dinner dance, I will get to see lots of friends, and I think my cousin is going to come down for a day. Looks like it should be another great conference.. If you happen to live in San Diego, I would welcome restaurant suggestions or other ideas of things to do there.