Reflective Essay: Possible Moments In The Workplace

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There are moments in life that can define a person. At my moment, when I thought I had nothing, I learned never to give up, always give back, follow my interest and my passions, and that is when I found out I had it all. Some years ago, my family was one of the many people involved in the Countrywide Mortgage class action issue. Unfortunately, the house we lived in was foreclosed, and during this time I lost my job because of company closure. I was now jobless, homeless, and hit rock bottom, but I would not quit on myself, my son, or life. Government agencies kept me afloat during my ordeal. I was receiving public assistance and help from an organization called Homebase, which covered a portion of my rent, allowing me to find an apartment. …show more content…
When I was down, it was my effort to be a better person which helped me to persevere. That same effort and energy got me promoted from a copy operator to litigation support specialist. Now, I was working directly with attorneys at the firm on their litigation needs. There was one incident when an attorney was rushing to get a job out to the court. However, there was a mistake on the documents that could have cost the firm. I informed the attorney who had the issue corrected and was told I have an eye for this type of work. The trust received that attorney and others, coupled with my nine-year tenure at the firm, gave me the confidence to believe that I have an aptitude for this job. It was here where I found my desire to improve my knowledge of the law with the hopes to advance higher up at the firm. My new found confidence motivated me to pursue a higher education in paralegal studies at Bronx Community …show more content…
Honestly, making more money and securing a better position at my job was the reason I went to college. However, I was inspired by my professors from my legal studies classes that were Judges, magistrates, and attorneys still in the field of law in NYC. They believed I could do legal work and encourage me along the way. The inspiration I received from my professor made me thirst for legal knowledge, my drive made want to excel, and my work environment exposed me to the idea of becoming a lawyer. I told one attorney I was thinking about becoming a lawyer and he said, “Becoming a lawyer is not some esoteric or God like ability. If you have grit, discipline, resolve, and a strong reason why you want to practice law, there is no doubt you can make it happen.” From that point on I put my head down focusing on my studies. I then immersed myself in law becoming the president of the paralegal society at my school and the community organizer officer of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK). I had all the requirements to study law, except a reason why I want to practice law. A year later that reason was revealed to

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