About Me and This Page

Hello world! Hello beyond as well, I suppose. That would be flattering. My name is Destiny Rose Murphy. I'm 19 years old and currently living in New York City. I've been working for about a year at my first adult job: the law firm Quinn Emanuel where (so far) I work in everything from complex commercial litigation, to investigations, to criminal defense. I graduated from Yale Law School, which I transferred to from Georgetown Law after my 1L year. For my undergraduate degree I majored in English, Political Science, and Philosophy, and I minored in Public Policy and International Affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

It's so strange and wonderful to be finally out of school! For so long I was heading towards this moment in my life, where I just /am/ a lawyer, but it has taken near-constant striving to get here; and now I'm just here. I passed the bar exam and got admitted in New York state and the federal Southern District of New York. I get handed work assignments that are interesting, and I do them. I go to brunch on weekends and workout and snuggle with my cat in the evenings and fiddle with decorating the apartment. Friends and family come to visit, and life is easy in a way it has never been before. There are still important professional and financial goals that I have: I need to pay off the debt I accrued getting here, I'd like to get more criminal experience, and I'd like to work on getting something published while I'm at Quinn. But all of those goals feel eminently if not obviously achievable, and there are also non-professional goals that my life suddenly seems to have space for, like upping my strength in the gym, getting better at skiing, taking more vacations, and focusing on friends and love. All in all, I am immensely pleased and content with where I am right now, and it's magical.

This blog began because I got my tonsils taken out. During recovery I realized there wasn't a lot of good advice to be found online for people who wanted to recover quickly and strongly. So, I decided to write an article intended to help others out. Then, (partially because sometimes when I can't sleep I write about things, and partially because I wanted to learn more about coding), I decided to expand the blog to everything else I think about. I hope you enjoy reading the stuff that I like to write, and, please, reach out if you have any questions or comments.


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