Life is short...follow your dreams...follow your heart...you could be hit by a bus tomorrow..we are all on a planet in a great big solar system in an unfathomable cosmic universe...
These are all things we say to ourselves and to others. To provide perspective. To encourage. To rationalize...
Turning some of these intangible sentiments into the tangible is difficult.
And we all have a limited amount of time, we can't make more hours in a day. We squeeze and manipulate time and money the best we can to get things accomplished, all while keeping our sanity. I have stretched my time, money, and sanity.
I realize that most people do not have the means to do what we are doing. It's easy to say, life is short, quit your job, follow you dreams, start a business. Most people can't take that big of a risk. They don't have people backing them, financially or otherwise, and they have children to provide for.
My sister once said to me that regardless, whether we had help or not, we would have done this. I like to think that our well of determination is that deep. Fortunately, we don't have to figure that out.
To my sister for putting her money where her mouth is, in more ways than one. We would be working out of our basement garage without you. When you took a leap of faith, others started to believe.
I could make a very long list of "thank yous."
Sometimes I just walk around the building, usually in the early hours of the morning, or late hours of the night, and it sinks in, in the quiet, that this is our building. It's surreal because Lee and I always talked about what his shop would look like if he ever had the money and space to have one.
I would like to say thank you to everyone that has stopped me in public or commented on social media, and offered encouragement and support. I love that so many of you are excited about what we are doing.
I would like to say, we are well aware of how much school we have, and that we've dropped the mic, in a way. we occasionally get comments; like, you worked so hard to be a lawyer and you don't want to do it anymore? I can tell you we don't want to be private practicing attorneys anymore.
Between Lee and I, we have have taken several ACT exams, LSAT exams, and bar exams; and have a total of 434 college credit hours. We have spent eight years and well into six figures on our education (along with our parents).
Don't be mistaken, we will always be lawyers, those skills will follow us and aid us in whatever we do. I don't know what the future holds, but I've learned not to count anything out.
We are finally starting to see the fruits of our labor and I can't wait for people to see it.