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Feb. 23rd, 2011

Big news!!

Last Tuesday my boss pulled me aside, sat me down, and let me know -- drum roll, please -- that my company is going to pay for law school! About time you let me know!! I thought. (I didn't say that, of course. That would've been all kinds of rude.) I guess I looked pretty relieved, because he kindly proceeded to apologize for the delay in the decision-making process. Apparently it had happened a few weeks ago when he was promoted. Suddenly he was on the same level as the other higher-up who was originally helping me out, and at that point there was some confusion as to who was in charge of my fate. But he eventually took it over, and he and the other higher-up went together to speak to the Very Important Boss of Everything Legal, and everyone is now 100% supportive and happy for me. He also said that while there are no strings attached, they would love for me to come on board as an attorney once I've finished school. W-O-W.

I spent the rest of the day on cloud nine, calling up family members and texting friends and telling co-workers. I need to take a step back now and actually finish up my application and all that, but . . . gah. So. Much. Closer. To. Actually. Going. It's surreal, like my whole life just took an abrupt u-turn. A good u-turn, but holycrap. One day I was pulling files and the next I was a legal secretary and now it's (fingers crossed) off to law school. That's kind of major. It's certainly not where I thought I'd end up a year ago. And yet . . . I have to admit, I'm looking forward to it quite a lot, even knowing it's going to be tough as hell. Even knowing I'll probably want to quit at least a hundred times before I'm done. Even knowing there will be nights where Hugh has to talk me out of burning all my books.

I've been very loyal to this company, sticking it out as a contract employee for years before being hired on full-time. I've worked really hard to be great at my job, and impress the right people, and produce outstanding work. I suppose this is just payback on their part. It feels like more than I deserve. But that makes it good incentive to keep on track.

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shoebob
Feb. 24th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!! :D I'm so excited for you -- and can't wait to hear all about law school. Well done on your hard work and on taking this leap!
zerzura
Feb. 26th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! It's kind of scary (four years?! That's undergrad all over again), but worth it. I'll definitely keep you posted! :)
oftherain
Feb. 25th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
Congratulations!! It's meant to be. Don't question it.
zerzura
Feb. 26th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! And you're right, I just over-analyze everything. Must stop that, really. ;)
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