I see people talk about "plain boring envelopes" and I get insecure about our white linen envelopes from Paper and More. I look at our envelopes, with addresses printed, not calligraphed, and I get even more insecure.
I think about how easy it would be to just take a small corner flourish stamp and add it to the bottom corner of the envelopes. How easy it would be to stamp a tree on the back like Mariko and Jeff did.
Then I look up at the 13 bar review books I have on the shelf above my desk. I think, "I could stamp these, or I could do MBE questions and guarantee myself the future that I promised myself and my partner when I started law school."
Because in the long term, there are things that matter, and there are things that do not matter. Since most of the invites won't go out until after the bar, maybe I will choose to stamp them then. But maybe I will choose to do better, bigger, funner things with my time. Because the only person who is judging me is me.