“What’s it really like to practice law?” I once asked a close family friend, a female corporate lawyer, before I filed my law school application.
“It’s not like on TV,” she said, “when you see all these big dramatic courtroom moments, where you’re spotlighted enunciating your theatrical speech and the scene ends with the smell of victory and resounding audience applause.”
Well maybe not your career, my twenty one year old self thought smugly. Mine will be spectacular. John-Grishom-best-seller-to-blockbuster-spectacular.
A decade later, I found myself asked the same question, and laughing as I repeated her answer, “It’s not like TV at all!”
Let’s face it: for most of us regular Catholic folks, our lives are not reflective of Hollywood movies, soap operas, or even the so-called reality TV shows. No one I know has amnesia. I’m not someone’s long lost relative heiress... Read the rest herehere.