Old Habits Die Hard
I didn’t have a law office at the time I wrote these words. I wanted to be a freelance writer and a fiction author.
But then I got dystonia after a stroke and everything got harder.
However, before all that, these are the things I was doing.
And here’s the previous part, if you’d like to read it.
Wednesday, July 24, 1996
It was strange going up the escalator of the Metro to the building I worked in what seems like ages ago. The weather was as it often is in July in Washington — hazy, hot, humid. It felt strange and familiar.
My interviews went well. I ran into Barbara P on my way in. I asked her if she was interested in lunch, then never got by her office. I felt terrible about that.
I did end up having lunch with Julie and Andrea. Kevin joined up for a while.
Rick and I ended up talking a lot about the choice I might have to make between SSA and EPA. Crazy that it should be so difficult.
Friday, July 26, 1996
I went to lunch with the gang at the old office. Well, not the whole gang. Craig and Lois. We took Jenny out to lunch for her birthday. We went to Shannon’s. It was pretty good.
It was a nice day. I got to write for a whole hour. Oh, boy.
It’s late. I end up staying up late a lot.
I called Alan F. He says that the General Law Division is a good place to work. Eileen H is a hands-off manager, according to Alan.
Meanwhile, Dominic doesn’t have much that’s good to say about Ray S. or Howard C. Julie, of course, concurs on Howard.
I might get a GS-14 with SSA. I probably won’t get more than a GS-12 with a high step with EPA.
A real tough choice, right? Right.
I should probably follow up with some of the offices I haven’t heard back from.
PS: The things I agonized over! Ridiculous! 🙂