The Morning After for Campaign Junkies

One of the best ways to enhance your law practice is to find an interest that connects you with a lot of other people (particularly individuals who are potential clients and referral sources). But what if your passion was the Presidential campaign of 2008?

For the past two years, I have been pouring over polling data, reading political blogs, sharing political humor with friends and colleagues (at least the ones who share my political beliefs) and generally engaging in a lot of political discussions. But as the Wall Street Journal reports today (subscription required), political junkies like myself must now find other ways to feed our addictions.

For a while, there will be opportunities to speculate about the election and understand what were the key factors that lead to Barack Obama’s historic victory. But there is now a void in my life that I will have to fill.

Would I have been better off if my passion was something timeless like playing golf or collecting wine? Only if those were truly my passions. And since I’ve never played anything but miniature golf and I only drink wine on Passover, I would have been making a critical mistake.

The best way to succeed in life is to pursue those things that truly interest you. So now, I’m looking for a new interest. If anyone has any suggestions on how I can now fill the countless hours that I spent on political websites, I am open to suggestions. In the meantime, I will revel in the news that for the first time in history, the United States elected an African American to the office of President of the United States. WOW!

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