Monday, September 6, 2010

Hamburger v. Steak

It's been a while since I've posted. Here's a quick summary of what's happened in the past 4 months- I quit my old job and opened a law office. Business has gone pretty well so far, or well enough to pay the bills, anyway. Hubby and I have dropped cable, really cut back on eating out, refinanced our cars to lower the payments, and eat at least two dinners per week with our parents (who conveniently live en route to our office). With these changes, we've been able to make do with what we've been able to earn.

So far, the biggest challenge hasn't been legal- no mind-bending legal mysteries, no CSI-like crimes to defend- but rather has been learning to live on an uneven cash flow. As my fellow attorney Laura, who has her own office, told me recently, "It's always hamburger or steak." Although in our situation it feels more like ramen noodles or lunch meat, the analogy is still the same. I imagine any business goes through the same ebb and flow, but when you're used to a paycheck every two weeks, it's tough to adjust.

I know we'll make it. We may have to cut some more expenses or find extra work somewhere else, but we'll make it. *Throws beret into the air*

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Mary Tyler Moore reference. :-) I'm very proud of you. Opening your own practice seems very exciting and I wish you the best of luck!