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Mary Cobb tells about how she took a break from law to learn to paint in Italy, and now combines her careers in law and art The Lawyer's Escape Pod

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Mary Cobb is both an artist and a working lawyer. She tells us about how she left full-time practice to move to Italy and learn to paint. She’s now built a dual career, returning to practice as a staff attorney while building her art business on the side. I think her story gives a good glimpse into how pursuing your interests and passions can be balanced with a legal job, if that’s where your comfort zone lies.Sometimes the life you carefully built no longer makes sense to youIt’s ok to make a change, even if you feel like you're too old toGet your eat, pray, love onExplore your artistic side, you might find you have oneYou can leverage your legal skills through contract work to fund a break, exploration stint, etc.Longer term, there are staff attorney roles at law firms that allow you to balance being a lawyer, making money, and exploring an interest/passionYou can balance careers, but it requires holding your boundaries clearlyYou can gradually let go your attachment to the lawyer identity Covid-19 may present opportunities to advocate for a new balance for yourselfInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelawyersescapepod/ Website: www.thelawyersescapepod.comFormer Lawyer: https://www.formerlawyer.com/collab/

Mary Cobb is both an artist and a working lawyer. She tells us about how she left full-time practice to move to Italy and learn to paint. She’s now built a dual career, returning to practice as a staff attorney while building her art business on the side. I think her story gives a good glimpse into how pursuing your interests and passions can be balanced with a legal job, if that’s where your comfort zone lies.Sometimes the life you carefully built no longer makes sense to youIt’s ok to make a change, even if you feel like you're too old toGet your eat, pray, love onExplore your artistic side, you might find you have oneYou can leverage your legal skills through contract work to fund a break, exploration stint, etc.Longer term, there are staff attorney roles at law firms that allow you to balance being a lawyer, making money, and exploring an interest/passionYou can balance careers, but it requires holding your boundaries clearlyYou can gradually let go your attachment to the lawyer identity Covid-19 may present opportunities to advocate for a new balance for yourselfInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelawyersescapepod/ Website: www.thelawyersescapepod.comFormer Lawyer: https://www.formerlawyer.com/collab/

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