Thursday, September 27, 2012

To Master or Not to Master...That is the Question

This week marks the 5th Anniversary of me working as a Legal Assistant at Penney & Associates. Five long, hard, good years. Wow. As I type that I feel old, and like a baby. I don't feel old enough to have a "Career" or to have worked at the same place for 5 years.

Anyway. I didn't plan to work in Law, in fact, I had never even considered it. How it fell into my lap is a whole other story, but it did. And I think I like it. :) I never thought I'd say that!

So now since I've only ever worked as a Workers' Compensation Legal Assistant, I want to learn other things, to make me a more valuable employee and member of society.

I feel like I need a new challenge. I want to learn something new. Expand my horizons...all that cliche mumbo jumbo.

It also doesn't help that I have a friend that got her Juris Doctorate (ie: graduated from Law School!) a few months ago. She's inspired me. :)

I have figured out that I definitely do not want to go to Law School. Yikes! I've heard terrible horror stories. I saw what it does to people first hand, and No, Thank you! But maybe, I could get my masters.

A Masters of Science in Legal Studies. (hey, at least it's still a "science", right?)

Megan McGrath, M.L.S.

That's kind of awesome.

So now I am debating on getting a Master's Degree, something I've never really planned to do, in a field that I definitely never anticipated working in.

Certainly food for thought.

And it's only about $23,000. Yeah, that is why I haven't signed up yet.

So now I have to think about it. If you have any thoughts, feel free to share them. 


  1. You'd be awesome at anything..I say have the firm pay for it..Im sure Fred would do it..and its a benefit to them..right!! Good luck with that :);):)

    1. Thanks for the support! :) You are so awesome! Love ya!


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