Have you ever ignored the rules?

The "Questions Over Coffee" series is designed to instigate interesting conversation, especially for individuals, loved ones, and caregivers coping with illness. The questions can also be used to connect with healthy loved ones, friends, clients, strangers and ourselves. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea!) and start talking . . .

One time I broke an unwritten rule by accident. This incident made it into my song, Sweet Vindication, about my escape from practicing law. I passed the bar exam in Kentucky in 2008 and I showed up to be sworn in at the Kentucky Supreme Court. I knew I needed to look nice, it was a big moment for me. I was dressed in some Ann Taylor dress pants with plum pinstripes and a perfectly coordinated plum cami and cardigan. The cardigan had some fancy lace details and a belt tied in a bow to top it all off. I looked good. I walked into the Supreme Court to find that every other person was wearing a black suit - with the exception of one woman who wore a brown suit. I clearly did not get the memo. Looking back that may have been an early indicator that I was not meant for that path. Here are some of the lyrics from my song.

Taking my turn at the big court of Kentucky

Swimming in a sea of stuffy black suits

I was the only one who wore a purple sweater

I held up my hand and promised not to duel

I try to make it a habit to break unwritten rules that don't serve me. Who made those rules anyway?

Please share, ask questions, leave comments, suggest topics, and tell stories! I want to hear about your moments of magic, miracles, and synchronicity.

Dare to be immortal.


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