Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Legally Blogging, Straight No Chase

The Legally Blogging idea was dreamed up by three ladies who all met in blog-land and instantly clicked.  You could say it was love at first sight.  The immediate connection stemmed from the one thing they had in common: Law.  Obviously, as time went on, they discovered they had much more in common than just law, but that was a great starting point.

Here they are!

They decided to join forces and start a blogging series, to show that lawyers aren't always what you'd expect.  The main goal of the series is to connect with other legal ladies out there and meet some great new people.  Every week, the hope is to showcase a new person in the series.

Series so far:

If you're interested in participating in the Legally Blogging Series, just send an email to Jackie: jjstoughton [AT] gmail [DOT] com. 

We'd love to have you on board!


Hi, I'm Josie from straightNOchase, a lifestyle blog where I share all things fashion, travel, food, fitness, decor and of course my never ending, ongoing wishlists. I also post about my life as a new mother AND a law student.

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging as a means of let out some of my frustration. When I first started blogging in 2009 I was in a transitional moment in my life and I didn't quite know how to handle it. Blogging quickly became my way of finding inspiration in the world around me and I've been blogging ever since.

2. What do you like to do when you're not blogging?

Since I'm still in law school, the brunt of my life outside of blogging is hitting the books, and of course spending as much time as possible with my little boy who just turned
six months.

(this is how I get work done now-a-days)

I also enjoy a glass of wine once in a while (or every night). And try to practice Yoga when I have downtime.

I'm a big fan of being outdoors whenever possible... So If I do not have class, and my blog posts are complete you can catch me basking in the sun at the park or beach (in the summer).

3. What do you find is the biggest misconception about lawyers?

I think the biggest misconception is that lawyers know all of the law. People choose specialties so a real estate attorney will probably not know as much criminal law or vice versa!

4. What's your favorite vacation you've been on?

My ideal vacation is laying on a beach with a drink in my hand at all times. So... my best vacation is probably somewhere in the Caribbean. If I had to chose, maybe my trip to St. Kitts a few years back?  I have enjoyed my trips to Europe and Africa but they were always days packed with walking and being out and about that they didn't quite feel like vacations to me -- first world problems -- I know.

Thanks for hosting me! I wanted to keep it brief but I hope you guys come and check me out at straightNOchase



  1. woohoo love reading about new bloggers and aren't her vaca photos so pretty!?
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    1. LOVE this series and love meeting new friends! Her pics are amazing--wish I was on vaca right now!!

  2. Thanks for posting this!! I really enjoy your blog :)

    1. Thank you so much for being a part of Legally Blogging! Your post was wonderful! I can't wait to keep up with you!


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