Friday, October 3, 2014

Fresh Start

Dear Readers,

Thank you for taking the time to follow my experience in Japan. Special thanks to those of you who have been following along since law school. Your comments and notes of encouragement have meant the world to me and I truly enjoy interacting with you in this space and over email.

Unfortunately, it has come time to restrict the readership of this blog or delete it entirely. By way of explanation, my abusive ex-boyfriend has continued to visit this blog frequently since I stopped replying to his emails and text messages months ago. Maintaining this blog runs counter to my goal of cutting off contact with him and knowing that he's monitoring what I write (together with someone's recent, unauthorized attempts to log on to my Dropbox account) has made me fear for my safety and security. Both problems can be solved by limiting access to the blog or abandoning it.

I hate to allow him to indirectly intimidate me, but safety is a priority. I'm still figuring this out and will post an update when I choose a path forward.

In the interim, I would be delighted to keep in touch with you over email or Twitter. If you are trying to contact me at my mobile number, don't be alarmed (or offended) if you haven't heard back from me. I relinquished my Blackberry to the firm when I quit and, with it, the personal phone number that I have been using for years so I don't have access to any messages you might have left for me.

Thank you for your support.

Jenny


15 comments:

KathleenKMM said...

I will miss reading but completely understand why you're doing this!

Metal said...

Congrats on the fresh start! Wish you all the best as always. Bon Voyage!
Cheers.

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed reading about your journey as a fellow female about to enter BigLaw. I wish you all the best and hope you'll be able to return to blogging sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog. Your fresh start is very exciting. I have no doubt you will succeed in your exciting new job, soon to be new home, and start anew. It's all good.
Best, Susan

W said...

I will miss reading as well. Your candor and honesty in many different things (personal finance, happiness, career growth) makes your blog stand out. Best of luck in your new adventures in Austin!

Anonymous said...

I'll miss you but wish you the very best in your new chapter.

Your faithful reader,

Lee in California

Sheri said...

It's been so fun to follow you and your career and personal development. You're doing a great job. Take care!

Jeg said...

I've been reading for a few years. Best of luck on your new adventure!

Anonymous said...

I've always enjoyed reading your posts, your strength and courage in everything you do is an inspiration. Good luck with your fresh start!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you! I'm sorry that you're having to give this space up but totally understand why you are doing so.

nrlrose7 said...

I'll miss your blog. I think we graduated law school around the same time, and I appreciated your honesty when going through some of the same things (very slow at biglaw for awhile). Good luck and I'll find you on twitter!

Adriana said...

nooooo! I've loved reading and I will miss your posts! Good luck on your new journey!

DOS said...

I have been reading for just a few months and have enjoyed your stories of expat life and reentry. Your safety and sanity are paramount. Good luck.

Meredith said...

Good luck on the fresh start - I know that life has wonderful things in store for you!!

RJ said...

I've just sent a twitter follow :-)