UPDATE 3/2014: finding my style, finding my voice and growing some "balls" is what's in store for this year. After passing the bar exams (finally) and leaving my job of 14 years, I finally feel like I'm starting to find my stride, professionally. I'm gaining confidence at depositions and becoming more secure in my writing. I'm looking forward to growing a client base and really kicking butt this year! Sorry that it's been a bit sparse lately but this "being a lawyer" thing is taking up a lot of time! happy reading :)
I feel like I've been on the longest trek. I am a first generation Korean born in South Philadelphia and raised in Montgomery County (might as well be Philly imo). Thought I'd be "a doctor" when I first went to college (William & Mary) and after a huge disagreement with Orgo II (i.e. Organic Chemistry II), I decided to return to my violin (I started lessons when I was 4). I was accepted into Temple University's School of Music only to have it taken away from me after a bad car accident in 12/98 (see below). Due to my injuries, I lost my music scholarship and couldn't pursue my dream of being a concert violinist (I still get the chills when I hear Dvorak's New World Symphony). Also, a few years ago, I broke my L/index finger (the bone under my nail was crushed into 4 pieces and I needed surgery) and it has been difficult trying to get my fingers back into shape. Thankfully, 20+ years of playing the violin has kept some muscle memory but it's difficult, and at times, a little painful. After my accident, lost my job and after sending out 30+ resumes, ended up as an overflow typist for a law firm.
I never thought the law firm life was for me but due to an amazing boss/mentor (yeah there were a few bumps in the beginning), I decided to go to law school after finishing my undergraduate degree (yerp, took 12 years but I finished!). I attended the part-time/night program at Rutgers University School of Law (Camden) and finally finished my schooling in 5/2011 (16 years!!).
I passed the PA bar exam in October/2012. I recently left my job of 13 years (Margolis Edelstein) and left my boss/mentor of 14 years. I started working as an attorney at a new firm (The Chartwell Law Offices) on May 1, 2013. A lot has changed and I'm nervous but excited to see what the future will bring. While the work I do is called "civil insurance defense" work, I want to start doing some immigration work and give back to the community and my family.
I am hopelessly in love with my pets (3 cats, yes 3 - miko, eva and oliver - and my dog, sophie). The artsy side of me comes out a lot and sometimes I wonder if the logic of the law conflicts with my natural artistic side.
Ok, to wrap up - I love pop music, Brittney Spears will always be my favorite, my husband and I met at a club in Virginia Beach, dancing while waiting for the bus, train, etc. helps me feel young and yes, I played World of Warcraft for a while.
I'm here to share my interest in food and learn from the numerous communities out there. I primarily post pictures of food I've made, food I've bought, my pets and things I see in the every day (flowers, etc.). More recently, everyone in my family (parents, brother and sister) added the G+ app and we try to conduct G+ Hangouts every Sunday. Kind of like a family video chat.
Thank you for adding me on G+ and hopefully we can all get along!