Saturday, June 22, 2013

I'm Going to Law School!!!!

Well, that's still a MAYBE, and here's why:

Things have been going great!
I got a great new job that I love, which is why I haven't been blogging as much lately.

The new job I got is working for a small law firm, specializing in immigration law and if you want to be even more specific, family immigration law.

You see, I went to school for civil engineering but I never really got to work in the field for many reasons that stopped me from looking for a job in engineering. So, one year passed, two years passed after graduation and I just couldn't find a thing that I felt passionate enough to do for the rest of my life other than engineering. I have worked several jobs that I never felt fulfilled me in a way that I was looking for.  I have always known I wanted to help people, make a difference in people's lives, make people happy. It wasn't until one of my friends told me that this small immigration law firm was looking for an bilingual assistant (and that I should apply) that I finally found something that I thought might work for me.

I showed up to the interview so nervous that I even forgot the most important piece: my resume!
Seriously, who forgets their resume in an interview? Answer: this girl.

But I don't know what the lawyer saw in me that she hired me on the spot, not even bothered to ask me for a resume. When I asked her if she needed me to e-mail my resume to her, she answered: "no, I have a feeling about you."

And I've been working there ever since.

Immigration law is so easy and complicated at the same time. It has tons of instances where decisions are up to an immigration officer or even TSA. Or if you get a bad lawyer, you might as well have gone with a notario or accountant.  That's where I've finally found my passion: making sure justice is served, and of course bringing families together. I thought to myself: I could see myself doing this for the rest of my life.

Last month, the lawyer I work for asked me if I would like to go to law school. She is looking to retire and leave her firm to a new lawyer she trusts, and asked right away if I was interested in going to law school, of course, she added, she'll pay for it.

Needless to say I was totally speechless.

First thing I said: where do I sign?

I am an immigrant myself, and I wholeheartedly believe in the American Dream. After so many obstacles I've had to face, it's happening for  me right before  my eyes, slowly and little by little but surely.

And I couldn't be happier.

Now I just have to past the LSAT test!

Wish me luck!