I Tried To Be Boring... But It Didn't Take.
Through college, I was anything but normal. I wore purple Doc Martens before anyone knew what they were, refused to dress up for an awards ceremony so claimed prizes in a t-shirt and jeans, and played in punk rock bands.
At first, I thought I had to give that all up when I went to law school.
I tried to be boring! After graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, I got a prestigious position "clerking" for a court of appeals judge and then went to work at prestigious law firms. Hell, at one of those firms, I was mentored directly by a lawyer who was later appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
And I landed a plumb job in the government where I got to stand up in court every day and say... "I'm Robert Klinck here on behalf of the United States of America."
I suited up and tried to be boring...
...but it didn't take.
I hated Every Stinking Minute Of It.
Spending my life in a suit fighting with people all day sounded like one of Dante's circles of hell to me.