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.