June 1, 2017
It's a Pleasure to Serve

For some of you, this will be the first issue of the Texas Bar Journal you receive as a newly licensed lawyer. It has been nine (gasp) years since I graduated from law school. In that time, life seems to have gotten busier. My husband and I went from being full-time students to full-time employees. We got our second dog. We had one baby—then two. We moved, then moved again. I learned to practice law; be comfortable in a courtroom; and to advise, manage, and obtain clients. We joined a church. I joined Junior League. I ran 12 marathons. I was elected to the TYLA Board of Directors and then as secretary, vice president, and president-elect. It is a busy, busy season, and my experience is far from unique.