Friday was my last day at Google, after two years working for the legal department’s Product Counsel team. It was really hard to turn in my badge and computer to HR. This opportunity brought so many positive changes to my life — both personal and professional. I’m eternally thankful for the entire experience. I’m leaving behind great colleagues and friends. It’s also hard to cut myself off from the fire hose of insider information I could access at Google… but also liberating that I can now talk more freely about the company and its developments.
Tomorrow I set out on my cross-country trek. It’s exciting to pack my entire life in the car and set out across the continent for a new adventure. I’m sad to put San Francisco in my rear-view mirror for now, but I have a good feeling I won’t be a stranger here. In fact, I’ve already booked a flight back in October for my fall break.
Things are already spinning up for law school. I have my tentative class schedule, and I received an introductory packet to my legal skills “law firm,” including a simulated profile of the firm’s history, specialities, and culture. No word yet on the details of my fellowship, but I expect I’ll learn more in the coming weeks.