Sometimes I think running your own practice is best described as, everyday, walking a line – the line between doing the work and getting the work. Spend too much time doing the work, you don’t have enough new work. Spend too much time getting the work, you struggle – working late or weekends – to do the work. The line, there to walk everyday. Some days I feel like a soldier, in shiny boots, rifle in hand, chin up, head erect, eyes forward, marching, in identically-calibrated steps, the line perfectly. Other days, I feel like a drunk, pulled over by a traffic cop, asked to walk the inebriation line, not even knowing where the line is. But, you plow ahead, everyday, you strive to do your best work every time, you get the work done and timely filed, you keep the clients happy, you hustle for new work, you pay the bills, you take some money home, you handle the ups and downs of private practice, you juggle work and home, and you move forward – everyday, happily walking the line, your line.