And so it begins. After three years of lawyering at a generic, biglaw firm in New York, I finally decided to start my own practice in intellectual property. Naturally, I felt that I'd blog about it. Not so long ago, I spent my days and nights holed up in my office, billing on horrendously boring projects for generic corporations. I fervently wished that work would slow down so I could get more sleep. One day, it all stopped. The economy fell on its ass. I suddenly had all the time in the world, but none of it was billable. You know the saying that you should be careful what you wish for? Yeah. It's actually frustratingly true. The billable hours never came back. And so it ended. So here I am. I spent the last few weeks acquiring office equipment, trying to entice friends into joining me, and talking to marketing drones to get some clients. Win or lose, I am now my own boss.