A few years ago I went to lunch with a friend. It was a Wednesday, and I said something along the lines of, "Thank goodness it's Wednesday. Only two more days left of this." He looked at me, and after a moment said, "Two more days? You mean thirty more years." I felt as if someone had thrown a glass of cold water in my face. I transferred all of my cases to other lawyers and left the practice a couple of months later. I don't make as much money as I used to, but I am not miserable every day. I count that as a win. I still have a $1200 per month student loan bill to remind me of my mistake though.