Better than Ever

Tonight’s post is a bit of a personal update.

I’m typing this post on the tram home just before midnight. I should feel pretty cranky. At present I’m working flat out and playing catch-up with a number of files. As a result of the sudden departure of a colleague my file load will probably go up by about 30-40%. I left the office tonight at about 11:40pm after settling the memo to counsel for a brief and the index for a court book for a looming worker’s compensation hearing. I don’t expect to be in bed much before 2am. I was hoping to run home from work which, plainly, did not happen.

As I said, I should be cranky. And I’m not. Every day I get to work with a great team of people. I’m doing work that matters, for clients who are genuinely grateful nine times in ten. The puzzles thrown up by the files are challenging and use every bit of my skill and knowledge as a lawyer.

How good is it? If I won the lottery on Saturday I’d still show up for work on Monday morning.