One of my major life interests is genealogy. To me, recording and archiving family history and records is a very important thing and I have become one of our family's "archivists."
My blog, Dawn-Ann's Explorations, gets a fair number of hits every day, largely from family members who find me while doing their own research. It is fun and rewarding work, and exciting to hear from some of these folks!
In my genealogical puttering today, I stumbled upon this site: The Legal Genealogist. Its author, Judy Russell, is a genealogist with a law degree. She has a very eclectic background, which greatly endears her to me already.
But Judy's website, before even really looking at it even, was almost like an epiphany. Of course, I am far from being a legal anything yet, but the idea of merging two such disparate disciplines tickles me. It started me thinking outside the box a bit. If you can be a legal genealogist, could you also be a legal journalist? Or a legal anthropologist? A legal computer nerd? Or even a legal pastor or priest?
I'm stretching a bit, but there is something intriguing about the idea of marrying two seemingly discordant practices. I'll have to ponder this as I move forward, and be open to different ideas as to what exactly I will actually do with the law degree I hope to get!