Last week, I was at the kitchen table making some notes when I came up with the title for this post. But I only had the title. I didn't know what else to write.
Andrea was in the kitchen too. "Hey," I said. "What do you like best about being a lawyer?"
She stood there looking at me. Clearly, she'd heard the question. But she wasn't speaking.
"You're drawing a blank, aren't you?" I said. "So did I."
It might have been a turning point in our careers. In the days that have passed since that fateful moment, we've come up with a few ideas. Andrea's: "I like it when I'm able to help someone solve a difficult problem." And mine: "I like becoming involved in cases that require me to become an expert in something I previously knew nothing about."
But let's be honest: plenty of professions would allow Andrea to solve problems, and I could simply spend my time writing books.
What do you like best about being a lawyer? If you're a law student, what do you think you'll like best?
Are you drawing a blank too?