I've been thinking for months about the post I would eventually write when I finally, finally got a full-time, career-launching law job. The job would be outside of Michigan--DC, or California, or maybe Colorado--and the post would lament the exodus from this state of the young, smart people who know and love it. We've been talking about Brain Drain for a long time in Michigan, and I was gearing myself up to be a part of it.
So when I finally got a call with a Michigan job offer on the other end--while I was working at my high school job, the post-law-school reality I had accepted for myself--there was only one conclusion I could draw. If all the young, smart Michigan people are leaving, and I am undeniably young, and I am undeniably a Michigan person, and I am staying...well, drawn your own conclusions.
I'm moving to Flint in the next few weeks: where do all the cool kids live there?