last month September I was super excited to start contributing to my blog again and I still am. I have a few article ideas, and the ambition is still there. Yet, it has been divided as of last week October 17th. I made a decision earlier this year that I wanted to return to school to learn the basics and foundation of becoming a paralegal. It was something I had considered years ago but, I put the idea behind me for several reasons. Among them was the fact that some family members thought it would be more worth my while to become an actual lawyer. The money and time going into law school would consume was and remains, something I was not prepared for. The other reason was also financially related. I had already gotten an Associate Degree in Computer Networking which is what everyone expected. I also went to a for-profit school to obtain that degree; unfortunately putting me into quite a bit of student debt that I am still working to pay off.
Experience, has since shown me that doing what is expected is not always worth it. I still love computers, particularly software, and figuring out fixes to issues. However, I found myself just as passionate about the law. The years of experience working in a corporate legal environment before I moved to Georgia were some of the most informative and fulfilling times in my life. I truly loved the work, even when it was doubled on a moment’s notice with a shorter deadline. The atmosphere and satisfaction that it brought made me a lot happier than various customer service positions I had done previously. I can now proudly say that I’m a student once again.
I started this blog entry the third week of October and I am just now getting around to finishing it, if that is any indication of how busy I have been. I even worked through having the flu and other medical ailments part of this week and all of last week to maintain my grades. I can already say that I have learned a LOT, and cannot wait to learn even more throughout my 14-week certificate program. Doing a shorter program does mean more information packed into my brain in a smaller amount of time, but it will enable me to start looking for employment a lot sooner. Getting another degree may still be in my future as I have yet to earn a Bachelor’s, now is just not the time. I truly admire the people who go through schooling while working full or part-time jobs. The lawyers, project managers, paralegals, administrative assistants and secretaries are amazing. Every part is so crucial to the bigger picture and none of our work is easy at any level.
I will have a break between “semesters” for the entire month of December and a portion of January. I anticipate being able to write here a lot more often during that time, followed by another 1-2 months of radio silence. After which, I hope to be able to post regularly *fingers crossed*. I just wanted to make sure everyone got a valid update on why I’ve gone missing. Have a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year!
I will still be around on twitter periodically and other social media so feel free to say hi!