O. M. G.
What have I gotten myself into?
I like this new place; I like the work. I like the people. I do NOT like feeling like I did when I was a summer associate at Shutts & Bowen...where everything took FOREVER to research, and I had no clue what I was doing. I'm not good when I'm not on top of my game.
I'm a 5th year lawyer. I know how to do stuff. Except, apparently, answer the questions that are asked of me. Daubert whom? Repatriation order what?
Oh, you need me to read and understand 1,000 pages by tomorrow? And then to prepare two alternate sets of responses to discovery? No problem.
I'm gonna do this. I'm billing more hours than I thought possible. The days fly by. (I just finished my sixth.)
I'm cheerfully doing the work assigned to me, with just a tiny amount of visible panic.
But... how am I going to keep up this pace?
Oh. My. God.
Back to work.