By Annette and Sarah
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Break Form is a podcast that challenges conventional narratives about career, creativity, and success. We, your hosts, are Annette and Sarah, two former(ish) lawyers turned writers. We're on a quest for deeper meaning and fulfillment. Follow along as we navigate our changing identities and careers.
||CleanEp. 011 - Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran of The Singer and The Songwriter||Let there be music! In this episode, Annette and Sarah are excited to incorporate Vis Viva, a song by The Singer and The Songwriter, into the podcast. While Sarah celebrates Mother’s Day with her family, Annette dives into a conversation with Rachel .||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 010 - Two Lawyers Care for Their Souls||- On this tenth episode of Break Form, in addition to talking about what's been happening in their respective lives (Sarah gets crafty in anticipation of her son's first birthday, itches to write, and has an (awake) dream involving a bear.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 009 - Sara Rezvanpour Rose, Creative Counsel at Jungalow||Sara Rezvanpour Rose (@sararezrose) went from being a closeted creative who “passed” as an attorney to Creative Counsel at Jungalow (@thejungalow), a wild bohemian lifestyle brand focused on interior design and home furnishings.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 008 - Tracy Lawrence, CEO and Co-Founder of Chewse||--||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 007 - The New Year||Having just returned from a silent meditation retreat, Annette shares her experience spending several days in silence in the desert. Her year begins with thoughts about meaning-making and self-compass...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 006 - What's the Story?||We talk about what it means to resist categorical thinking and the often false narratives we construct about our own lives. From Annette’s participation in a bar association panel as a non-lawyer, to Sarah’s grappling...||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 005 - The Abyss||So we quit. Now what? Sarah and Annette discuss what they've been up to since leaving the law and their respective paths to creative recovery. Sarah shares how being a new mother has added a sense of urgency to her creative endeavors,||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 004 - Money Matters||In this episode, Sarah and Annette talk money matters. The decision to leave our law jobs meant thinking through (and continuing to think through) what money means to us. In this conversation we explore where our values regarding money come from,||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 003 - Transitions||Lots of transitions! Sarah just gave birth to her first child! Annette just gave her two-weeks’ notice! In this episode, Sarah gives her sleep-deprived thoughts on what it’s like to be a new mother, and Annette shares how it feels to publicly anno.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 002 - Sarah's Journey in Biglaw||Sarah looks back at her bewildering years as a lawyer in Biglaw and talks about how she made the decision to leave.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 001 - Origin Story||Sarah and Annette trace their roots to rural California and cosmopolitan Hong Kong and reflect on how they ended up as lawyers in Los Angeles.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Break Form||When Sarah and Annette reunited in Los Angeles, they were both recent law school graduates studying for the bar exam. After passing the bar and starting their legal careers, they found themselves questioning whether the legal profession was right for t.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Honest, thoughtful explorations on career and purpose
I’m actually not a lawyer (former or otherwise), but I found that doesn’t really matter. The hosts tackle universal questions: how do I fight the inertia of conventional success and find something that truly suits me? What are practical and perhaps inconvenient considerations when we pursue what we love? The hosts are smart and articulate, but don’t purport to have all the answers and I find that so refreshing — I mean, who does?
A window into the world beyond corporate life
This podcast is a beacon of light for people who feel trapped in their conventional jobs but who don’t know how to change their lives. As a reluctant lawyer, so many of the things that Annette and Sara and their guests say ring true to me. I enjoy listening especially to the participants’ stories about their paths. The hosts have a warm and familiar rapport and are refreshingly honest. I can’t wait to hear what else they have in store for us!
This podcast reminds me I am not alone!
While I have not left the law, I did leave Big Law partly as an attempt to pursue more creative pursuits. So this podcast is right up my alley! I really value hearing Sarah’s and Annette’s perspectives on leaving the law, finances, expectations and trying to be productive. They are both so open and honest and I admire their ability to be vulnerable. I am excited to keep listening as their journeys unfold!