After applying for quite a few jobs and not getting any responses, I decided to rethink my plans for the fall. What if, instead of looking for a temporary job or position that would provide income while I wrote but wasn't something I was real excited about I considered something a bit more permanent? I'd noticed that there were a lot of openings for paralegals or legal assistants while trying to find administrative assistant positions and did some looking into that. Certainly I'd heard of paralegals but didn't really know much about what they do.
Of course, I have absolutely zero legal background which, for paralegals, is okay. I don't take the LSAT and don't go to law school. Instead, there are associates degree or bachelor degree programs for paralegal work which can take anywhere from nine months to a few years to complete. Considering I've got transfer credit from my B.A. degree at the U, it should take me less time. And so, I've enrolled at Globe University, a sort of business school that has many campuses around the state of Minnesota. The campus I'm at is downtown, right in the heart of city, and is just a quick bus ride away. I register for classes this Thursday and start classes on October 7th. The fact that I'm actually excited to take classes about legal vocabulary and torts is perhaps a little concerning, but I'm thrilled.
So that's how I've ended up going to college for the second time and I couldn't be happier about it. That might mean eventually more law-related blog posts on here, but we shall see. It's an exciting new adventure and I'm very eager to begin it. :D
FYI: there is a feminist Ryan Gosling meme for everything.