A reader who is a "government lawyer" and writes basquette case, an anonymous blog about her plan to quit being an employee and open her own law firm officially gave notice yesterday. Her detailed description of telling her boss begins:
"Yesterday, the DeathStar exploded, into a million little shiny pieces floating in space.
OK, only in my mind. Still. Pretty.
I got in early yesterday – about 8:15. Darth was in his office, growling at the computer, as he usually does first thing in the AM. Walking up the stairs, I realized I was shaking, I was so excited. There was a trembly feeling in the pit of my stomach – not unlike how I remember feeling the day before B’tina was born. You have Braxton Hicks contractions when you "birth" a new business venture. Who knew?!
I collected my wits in my office. I organized my troops – printed off the notice, which I’d emailed to myself the night before, took a few sips of coffee, mentally went over what I was gonna say…
I looked at the clock. 8:25. The troops would be changing shifts soon. Time for attack. I rose, on wobbly feet, clutching my resignation notice in my hand. Took a deep breath. Looked one more time at this blog. Reminded myself how far I’d come. No backing out after this. Am I ready? Finally ready to start seeing myself as a grownup, capable of running my own business and being a "real" lawyer?
Everything got pretty silent, and my whole body relaxed. It was like every cell was breathing out, Yesssss. I’m ready."
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Good for you Basquette! You are in for a long, strange and wonderful journey. You help us all by sharing your excitement. Can’t wait to hear what comes next.