Today was my last day. I get a few weeks before I start my new BL job. I’m so happy.

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The three weeks I took off between lateraling were the last time I truly felt alive. Nothing beats waking up to see all of the firm apps/email have been removed off your phone.

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Omg this is so true. When I woke up to that it’s like life came into focus and I felt like I could breathe again

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Congrats!

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Congrats! Enjoy!

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