I haven’t posted for Grateful Heart Monday in a while but decided that I had to make a post today because I am very grateful for an offer that was made to me last week.
I have mentioned before but I am a Lawyer but only qualified in the UK. This is great because it was kind of my dream career, my mum says from about 12 or 13, goodness knows where I got the idea. It took a LOOOOOOT of study, time and money to qualify and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family and friends.
However I moved to Australia and when I asked for my qualifications to be assessed the Law Society folk basically said yeah great you did loads of study etc etc and yep your a Lawyer BUT we need you to do more studying (and there I was swearing off doing any more studying ever again) and so I am stuck a bit in limbo getting everything in order so that I can start the studying in January next year.
When I started looking for work in Darwin it was near impossible to get any legal practitioner work but luckily I was able to get a pretty cool job as a Legal Secretary/PA (and I met my fantastic friends at the same time) with no actual secretarial experience but that job was only temporary.
I looked for a new job when that assignment finished and was very lucky to be offered a job within a few days which I started and have been even luckier to have been able to progress firstly to Paralegal and then this week was offered a promotion which means I will be doing much more actual legal work which will help me no end when the studying starts. The people I work with are also really lovely so things have gone very nicely as well.
This was so exciting for me because I had been hoping and waiting the time out to find the best time to discuss progression and instead it happened all by itself. So I am grateful that I worked as hard as I did to prove that I have what it takes and to be offered such a great opportunity because it was so very unexpected. I just have to get round to starting that studying now ouch!