I did not intend to include my “lawyer” side on this blog because it has been the most miserable part of me; but it has been a major part of my life journey so I should include it on this blog.
Esquire (Esq.): is an honorary title that is placed after a practicing lawyer’s name. Practicing lawyers are those who have passed a state’s bar exam and have been licensed by that jurisdiction’s bar association.¹
I decided at 17 years old that I was going to be a lawyer. I was inspired by racial events and discrimination I witnessed in my community. I was inspired by my A.P. Political Science class in high school (thank you Mr. Sean Walsh – r.i.p.) where I learned about the birth of this nation. I was inspired by A.C.R.E.S. (thank you Mr. Sean Devlin – r.i.p.), an extracurricular program that taught enslavement history through the Civil Rights Movement, which ended with a trip to national sites in the South (for ten days we visited five states and nine cities that was historical during the Civil Rights Movement i.e. Selma, Alabama (Edmund Pettus Bridge); Little Rock, Arkansas; etc.
There was nothing else I could see myself doing except me wearing a peach/coral business dress, adorned with a pearl necklace & a fancy pearl earrings set, and with my black brief case – making a difference in the world and looking good while doing it!
(Although I did start to model sparingly from 18 years old to present – a tug between each pursuit).
I will not exclude this part of my life on here (except for confidential client information of course), as my experience might help someone else on their own journey.
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