I handed in my four-week notice today; last day is 8/3. In a way it's both exciting and frightening. I mean, I'm actually quitting a good, steady job to take an enormous risk on the government's dime at 7.28% interest. But, @#!* yeah, I'm quitting to go make a stab at being a lawyer! New chapter!! Yet at the same time, it forces me to reflect on the old chapter as a journalist, writer, editor and critic. Was it ultimately successful, despite the fact I was laid off three times and am not at all in the spot I thought I'd be when I started this adventure post-undergraduate? The mind is a fragile thing ... law's always been an option, and these difficulties spurred me to action. So in a way, the journey has made me smarter, wiser, more empathetic and more resourceful but I said "@#!* it" and did it because the media just got so damn unstable and insane. And I DID do a lot of good work.