The job that pays me money is as a Law Librarian. I often feel lucky that I found this career. In law school, I knew I didn't want to practice law. After law school, I worked as a mediator for a number of years until I met a woman at a conference who was a librarian. I started library school and the rest is history.
One great thing about being a law librarian, is our national association called AALL, the American Association of Law Libraries. I used to be quite active in AALL. I am the founder of the Gen X / Gen Y caucus, and I've always enjoyed the conferences. But, the last conference I went to was in 2007.
Since then, I've focused on getting pregnant, being pregnant, having a kid, raising a kid, and getting back into my profession.
Tomorrow, I leave for this year's AALL conference which will be held in Seattle. I am going without my husband and without our daughter. Things that used to be normal, flying by myself, staying in a hotel by myself, are now totally foreign to me.
I'm worried that I will miss my daughter. I'm worried that she'll miss me. I'm worried that she won't miss me. I'm worried that she'll get hurt. I'm worried that I won't sleep well without my husband beside me. I'm worried that the conference food will not work for my specific eating habits.
I hope I'll be able to enjoy Seattle and enjoy my profession. Star says that she'll text me pictures. I hope she does. I hope we both have a happy 4 days.