Monday, September 9, 2013


We'll get to the weekend recap tomorrow (hint: it involves a bridal shower and more OMG THIS IS ALL FOR ME moments- may have to wait to get my mother-in-law's photos since I forgot my camera [SO angry about that..]).

I have much, much more exciting things to share today.
I got a phone call with the words I've been waiting 11 months and my whole life to hear,

"We talked it over, and we think you'd be a good fit here. We'd like to offer you the job."
Yep, you read that right, a JOB.
After 11+ odd months of job hunting, somewhat lazily and dejectedly (is that a word?), on Wednesday of last week I was offer a full time position as an associate at a private firm. I don't want to get into too many details, for privacy sake and professional liability sake, but I will tell you this: it's in a sense, a dream job. I hesitate to use that phrase because I could be happy in a few areas, but I always said in terms of civil litigation (which is what this is) this practice area would be one of my most ideal. It's a slightly more "niched" part of said practice area (I'm sure I lost most of you) but the great part is: I've already been doing this at my current firm. We practice in the defense area, my new firm will be plaintiff oriented. I'm even somewhat familiar with the firm since we've had cases with them. Obviously, I'll be screened from the client in common, but I think it'll help the transition to be somewhat familiar with the law and the underlying "jargon" of the industry. :)
All that blabber to say, I have  JOB, FINALLY!
I'm SO terrified excited.
It's a smaller office, so that'll be a transition, too. I'm going to miss being in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, and I'm REALLY going to miss my current co-workers. Even on days that haven't been my favorite here, I've always loved the people I work with.
I'm due for a change, and excited to start practicing, so this all just comes with the territory.
So that's my news!
and can I get a freaking AMEN for no more cover letters for the forseeable future? woof.


  1. WHOO HOOOOOO!!! Congratulations, Kelly! So so happy for you!

  2. WOOHOO! YOU'RE AMAZING! One of my good friends is a defense lawyer for civil litigation (mostly defending contractors and builders) so I totally followed your paragraph (and totally proud of myself, considering I just found out what appellate law was).

    You're fabulous and deserve this dream job! New job, a marriage...your life rocks.

  3. CONGRATS again!!! so happy for you!!!

  4. Congratulations!! :) So exciting!

  5. Congrats Kelly! Good luck on the new gig.

  6. Congrats! That is so exciting and right before the wedding. Everything is just coming together :)

  7. Woooohooo for a great job!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

  8. YES, amen for no more cover letters! Haha! Seriously SO SO excited for you!!!!! :) Ahhhhh! :)