Friday, March 27, 2009

A New Chapter in My Life....

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.

Cheryl

7 comments:

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, I am giving God a praise clap. Congrats my sweet friend, love you.

Melanie said...

Ya-hoo, Cheryl!!

Darlene said...

YEAH!!!! I know you are so glad the wait it over and the decision is made. I am so excited for you! Congratulations!!!!

Michele Williams said...

Yeah!!! Congrats! What a praise! Blessings to you! Beelieve you can!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh friend...I'm SO happy, and excited for you!!

God ALWAYS leads us to "our next"....and I'm so thankful you've found yours.

I'll be praying for you on Monday!!!!

Under the Florida Sun said...

Yea! Congrats to you!! So happy for you!!

Laurie Ann said...

I'm so excited for you! Congratulations!