Thursday, February 29, 2024


     Well I finished the course, I now have a paralegal certificate through Rice university. It wasn't easy and there was a lot of material covered, but I really enjoyed the class.  Now I'm on to the next phase of my life, a career change of sorts.  It's not easy making a career change, especially after being at one company for about 20 years.  It's something that has been building up inside of me as over the past 5 years or so, I have become more and more dissatisfied with my job.  To me, its abundantly clear that they don't value me as an employee.  My bosses get new luxury vehicles nearly every year while telling me they don't have the money to give me a raise.  It's complete bull.  I can't wait till I find another job and I can walk into their office and tell them I'm leaving.

    Of course, being a paralegal isn't a walk in the park.  More than likely I will be busier than my current job and my stress level will increase.  I haven't always been the best over the years at dealing with stress at the job but I do think I have gotten better as I've gone along.  No matter your job (unless you are a brain surgeon or something like that), your job is not a life-or-death situation, no matter how much your superiors may try to say that.  Yes, things are important, but its not like someone dies if I mess up.  My Dad has taught me to work as hard as you can but also realize you can only control so much.  So for an example, if I file a brief with the court but my attorney misses a deadline, and claims I never told him about it even though I did, I just need to take the abuse and move on.  I filed the document and instructed him that I did.  He's just upset probably because he has a ton of cases and just forgot about it and its easier to yell and blame me about it.  I can't take stuff like that personally which in the past at my current job, I have. ( Being blamed for others mistakes).

Anyways, I promise to update this site more often in the coming months.  I'm very excited for new beginnings and I hope that all of you are doing well out there.

- Robbie

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