My Pink Lawyer July 2017

July 2017

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BIG APPLE, BIG DREAMS What Could Possibly Compel Me to Leave Such a Great Firm? Empowered. Live Well, Plan Well, Be Inspired.

Hi, everybody! My name is Tani, and I’m the client concierge at My Pink Lawyer®. In this article, I’m going to tell you a little about myself, what it’s like to work at MPL, how I got here, and, oddly enough, why I’m leaving. I know, it’s a sad thing, and it’s definitely hard to say goodbye to all the wonderful people I’ve come to know and care for. But by the end of this article, I hope you understand why I’m so excited for the future and why I’m staying on to work remotely as a webmaster. I didn’t start out here doing tech things. I came to the firm just wanting real-world experience; after all, when you’re a young adult, you want to be a true working adult. MPL was the perfect place for me to gain experience, because when Kristen invites you to be a part of her team, she’s investing in you. One way she fostered my progress was finding out what I was good at and putting it to use. When she found out I have a knack for technology, she put me to work helping with the firm’s internet presence, creating videos, editing blogs, and building a website. That was wonderful because it helped me learn what I could bring to the table at any company. It’s been a remarkable few years, and I’ve loved it here. But here’s the thing: I’ve always been a dreamer, and I’m lucky to have one as a brother, as well. Since he was 5 years old, Gage wanted to go to New York University to study theater. It’s a lofty goal, because NYU’s proximity to Broadway makes it one of the most competitive programs in the world. But a few months ago, something crazy happened: Gage got an acceptance letter. I’ve always been attracted to the city. Growing up in Vegas makes you accustomed to urban environments and bright lights. We visited the Big Apple for the first time five years ago and fell in love with the energy and atmosphere. I’ve always supported Gage in his acting aspirations, so we made the decision that we would go together.

When I told Kristen, she was thrilled for me, sad for the firm, but overall, not surprised. Kristen is a huge proponent of personal development, and she understood my desire to follow my dreams to New York. She asked if I would stay on as a remote webmaster and tech person, and I didn’t hesitate to say yes. One of the aspects I’ll miss the most is our clients. My role here meant that I interacted directly with a variety of great people. Many of them are here because they need real help, and my heart always goes out to them. It’ll be sad to not have that connection anymore, but if I know Kristen, I know she’ll find someone who has that same desire to understand and assist anyone who walks through the door. I’ll miss my co-workers: Amanda, Jessica, Nicole, and Kristen, of course. My presence will still be there because of my work, but I’ll miss seeing their faces every day. I’m excited for this new adventure in New York, but I’ll be hard-pressed to find a company to work for with the care, integrity, and personal investment that My Pink Lawyer® has shown me.

- Tani Thomas

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