In April of 1984 (when I was only 5) I started a job at a law firm, first as a legal secretary and then moving to paralegal. For the longest time I thought that is where I probably would retire one day. Somewhere along the way things changed. The firm wasn't what it had been when I first started, and I was working for an attorney that was less than pleasant.
(Looking back now, I grew up in this law firm. I have a ton of memories, some good, some not so good. I still have many friends that I worked with there.) Time has a way of healing.
I became interested in medical transcription, took a medical terminology course. Then after some time worked for about 9 months part-time in the evenings for a mom/pop medical transcription company. It so happened that I was able to land a job working for a radiology group as an outside transcriptionist. Because I wanted to be sure this would work before quitting a job where I had invested more than 15 years, I worked 1 year part-time at the law firm while also doing transcription. At the end of December of 2000, I happily left a job of more than 16 years to work at home. Never to return to the legal field, or so I thought.
I worked for the Radiology Group for 2-3 years, until they closed their freestanding office. I then happened upon a growing neurology group. In July of 2008, (as most of you know), I left this neurology group because the doctor I had chosen to work for became impossible to work with.
At the end of July of 2008, I took a job with an online transcription company. It has been an experience. For 8 months, I have worked my tail off just to survive. I have never known how emotionally difficult and draining it is when you simply do not make enough money to pay bills.
After leaving the legal field, I never had the desire to return. But, after much prayer, this changed. Two weeks ago today, I felt it was time to change my circumstances, if at all possible.
I'm thrilled to share with you that on Monday, March 30, 2009, I will be starting a "new chapter in my life."
After 3 interviews (with this firm alone), I got a job as a paralegal. I'm excited to be making this move. I think I've found a good firm. The coworkers I have met, seem nice. Well, it just feels good all around....
Thank you for your continued support and prayers.