“crunching numbers in an office”
If that’s what you wanted to do, you should have been an accountant.
“ a specific area of law that I find interesting and lucrative”
That you find it interesting is super (truly!!). I am genuinely curious why you think it is lucrative? How much do you think those people who found $50k in grandma’s dresser are going to pay you? How much of your time do you think they will expect for the $$?
And, anyway, the lucrative part is getting the business, which involves none of the ‘sitting in the office’. So, if you don’t like sales (and bill collection), you have a high likelihood o being disappointed.
“ reviewing peoples’ real estate contracts”
Residential real estate? Ugh. If you do this, make sure that you have a good title company agency relationship, as that is how you will make your money, not by charging people $500 to review a form contract and a form mortgage, and *maybe* go to the closing.