Sunday, December 4, 2011
This semester I took a required class: "The Legal Environment of Business". The (huge) textbook was called "Business Law" and we only finished a small portion of the book.
I liked it. And I got an A. :-)
I liked reading about the history of our legal system.
I liked reading the example (real-life) cases and the Supreme Court judge's rulings.
I liked writing the 5 legal briefs we had to write.
I liked listening to my professor, a seasoned lawyer, as he lectured about and wandered all over the subject of "Law".
I liked learning the legal terminology.
I've been a John Grisham fan since he first started to write... I have all of his books. "The Firm" was the first book I read by him and once I started it, I could not put it down until I finished.
I have also long been a fan of The People's Court and other daytime court room shows.
And don't forget my passion for JAG before it was taken off the air. I LOVED that show.
So, all things considered.....
I came to the conclusion that maybe there was something here that might interest me more than Accounting.
So I started to research online and realized that perhaps I would make a better Paralegal than an Accountant.
-It matches my strengths, interests and skill set better than Accounting .... I like to write. I like to organize. I LOVED jury duty.
-The starting salary is comparable to that of an Accountant starting out. I won't be wealthy, but I will do okay.
-With my English degree and the business classes I have already taken this year, I can finish the Paralegal program at the local community college in a much shorter time than it was going to take to finish Accounting. (10 classes compared to 24 more).
-The job outlook for Paralegals is excellent for the next 5-10 years.
-If I drop the pursuit of the Accounting degree, I do not have to take the second semester of Statistics! Woo hoo!
So... I have changed my direction (and my school) and feel very good about my decision.
The classes for the new degree cannot all be taken online as I have been doing. So I will actually be going to campus some. Not looking forward to that so much.
But overall... I am very excited.
It is a strange and long-forgotten feeling to look at the future and feel a tinge of excitement.
Posted by Brenda at 12:08 AM