So what if I’ve been using this pandemic as an excuse to spend more time with my kids and not work as much?
I have always loved working and as a lawyer, I feel a genuine thrill when I accomplish a great result for a client in a case. After all, its the #1 reason law students cite to when you ask them, “why do you want to become a lawyer?” - “To help people”. When that wish is actually fulfilled, its extremely gratifying and rewarding, and reassures me that I made the right decision in my career choice.
Is it bad that I don’t feel bad about NOT working as much as I should be during this pandemic? Does this mean I was secretly meant to be a STAY AT HOME mom?! **gasps** (Spoiler alert: NO).
Melissa Caballero Alton
I'm a working lawyer mom in South Florida, and these are some of my stories and tips to help you be productive as a lawyer, and happy as a mom.