I’m a small-town lawyer in Williston, North Dakota. I’m a Washington & Lee University School of Law alum, University of North Dakota alum, grammar nerd, and lover of things most people tend to find boring. I was born and raised in Williston, North Dakota, and rarely left the state until my late teens. I spent most of that time dreaming of big city life somewhere outside of the midwest.
Once I finally busted out of my North Dakota cocoon and moved to the east coast for law school, the infamous Chris ended up getting a job and moving back to Tioga, ND. I didn’t know if I missed North Dakota or maybe I just missed Chris. So naturally, I had a mild existential crisis. We spent most of my law school years living across the country from each other. Which sucked. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t recommend long distance marriage. But it sucked even more once I graduated, moved back to ND, worked for not quite a year, and then Chris got laid off. Yay life.
It took leaving to realize I grew up in a very unique place among great people. I found out that, the whole time I was in North Dakota, I was looking for a place that doesn’t exist. Although I still long to explore the country and what it might have to offer, I’m grateful for the exhausting opportunity to gain a ridiculous amount of experience, often through (literally) trial by fire, as a young lawyer.
I blog about what I like and cynically poke fun at what I don’t. Despite my generally nice-to-a-fault nature, life has given me some perspective and some stronger opinions lately. If you agree, awesome. If not, cool, but seriously, don’t be a jerk. I deal with enough jerks every day.