Career: slashesApril 14, 2008 at 8:03 pm | Posted in law school, read this, the media | 1 Comment
Tags: Justice Breyers, Marci Alboher, One Person/Multiple Careers, Shifting Careers, slashes
Am putting myself on finals lockdown for the next two weeks, which for me means writing three very large papers that I have, of course, known about for months and months. I did, however, want to post a link to Marci Alboher’s Times blog, Shifting Careers, as well as to her personal website, heymarci.com. Marci is a big believer in the “slash” (as in, actor/director) and believes that not being able to give a simple response to the question, “What do you do?” is actually a good thing. Instead, professional happiness might be a direct result of embracing diverse interests, and she explores this idea in her book, One Person/Multiple Careers. For example, you could be a teacher/writer, a doctor/violin maker, or a lawyer/model (heh heh).
I am a writer/barista/teacher/wine store employee/editor/nanny/lawyer and have always been somewhat uncomfortable about my many slashes (and how they translate on my resume). Marci’s theory, then, cheers me right up, and I especially appreciate her thoughts and articles on being a lawyer/something. She and I actually share three of the same slashes (writer/teacher/lawyer, although our trajectories are reversed), and as a result just had a nice email exchange. I will write more about this concept and about Marci soon, but, alas, I must return to the world of Justice Breyer (yet again…)
Such a distraction