We at Fine, Farkash, and Parlapiano, PA, are delighted to announce that our very own Julie Aleve Fine has been named in Business Magazine Gainesville’s 2018 Young Professionals Spotlights list. In the spotlight, Julie talks about why personal injury law is so important to her, being a millennial, her goals, and what success means to her. Click the link and scroll down to the second entry to see Julie’s interview.
How do you feel about the label “millennial”? Does it describe you? If so, how? If not, why not? What do you like/not like about it?
I think I’m technically a millennial, but I also grew up with technology, and that is definitely a benefit because it’s easier for us to not only use technology, but also change with technology. I think because of our generation, the early-technology generation millennials, everything was changing all the time, and that’s what I’m used to. So I have to keep changing, and I think that’s good because if you’re not changing with the technology, you’re going to have to keep up. You have to constantly realize that that’s the way it is and not be stubborn about it.
I’ve heard people say negative things about millennials. I feel like myself and all my friends are extremely hardworking. I know I work a lot, and I think unfortunately we focus more on work than life in general. It seems they’ve kind of merged. They’ve made life and work the same thing. But it’s good to have separation, rest your mind, get away from it and have a life outside of work. But I feel like millennials and kids coming up behind us are kind of in a position where we always have to be working, and that’s our life now.
Who inspires you and why?
My mom. Both my parents are excellent, but my mom is an inspiration not just for me – to lots of people. She’s amazing. She can do everything, and she does it with a smile on her face, and she’s a happy person. She’s also a Renaissance woman. She’s an amazing chef, she has an amazing garden, she has bees and she’s on all kinds of different boards. She’s a loving person and extremely smart. She’s really just amazing – I’ll cry.