I wanted to take a bit of your time to tell you about myself. I’ve been a paralegal for 20 years and have had this blog for a while. TheParalegal, started as a means to share knowledge with new paralegals and attorneys about the paralegal profession. I really enjoy being a paralegal and am so proud of my chosen profession. I hate it when it’s mischaracterized and want to dispel the myths. I posted on and off for a few years, considered leaving the profession, considered alternatives to being what I feel is my calling and there were times I was not able to dedicate myself to the blog so there were months that I went without posting. In those instances, when life got too busy or confusing, TheParalegal continued to grow, I continued to get questions and receive emails from many of you. Fast forward to the present and “new year, new you” right? I decided to fully revive the blog and dedicate it to all the paralegals.
The goal in 2018 is to make the blog a resource for the professional paralegal and the lawyers who are willing to stand by us, to serve as a mentor, to serve as a friend…. In short, to serve.
In the short term, I am looking to start a FREE monthly newsletter and in the future I would love to write a book; a manual for the paralegal professional. I also want to start doing seminars and webinars. Along with these goals and my full time job I plan on being a super busy paralegal but I’m really looking forward to 2018. I’m attaching a link here and ask you that you please go and sign up to my email list. I promise I won’t spam you and I will certainly not sell your email address to anyone. I will use it to announce new things coming out on the blog, thank you gifts I may be giving and seminars and presentations I may be doing.
Again, thank you so much for taking the time. I look forward to connecting and exchanging tips and tricks.
Please… one more favor. If you can please subscribe to the mailing list you will be advised of all “coming attractions.” I will not spam you or sell your email to any third parties. Thank you so much! Looking forward to a great 2018.
I’m not sure how many of you know, since I’m not going to assume that most of you are as fascinated by new gadgets as I am, that yesterday Apple launched a software upgrade for the iPad. The upgrade was not supposed to go live until March 11th but it appears Mr. Jobs took pity on us poor souls who purchased the iPad a few months ago and now are feeling totally jealous that the iPad 2 will be out tomorrow will have more fun stuff to play with (well, I’m jealous). But I digress…. I came home and ran to my computer to download the software. I don’t have to tell you that by now I’m starving, I’m tired and all I want to do is sit in front of the television and veg. Some nights, when I’m feeling particularly adventurous I may even sit on the couch with a glass of wine and read a book. These days I’m reading GMAT prep stuff so that may be why I want the television…. I’m digressing again.
Imagine my shock when I plugged the iPad to the computer and realized that it would be three hours before I could test out the new upgrade…. what to do, what to do…. I don’t want to leave the computer as if by sitting here and staring at the screen will make things go faster. So, here I sit. Since I have nothing else to do and I want to forget about food for the time being, I decided to come and check out my blog. I know, I know, I haven’t written anything in a while. It’ll come, you wouldn’t be writing either if all you could think about was this foreign thing that I’m forcing myself to learn, calculus and algebra. It should really be re-learning but I’ve been out of school so long that I don’t think I ever learned that.
I looked at an empty screen for a while trying to figure out what to write about and then did something I don’t normally do. I checked out the stats. I promised myself I wouldn’t do that. Although I always hoped to help or encourage other paralegals or others thinking of becoming paralegals I never expected it, the blog, to really go anywhere. I always just thought of this blog as a place where I could think out-loud. I knew some were reading it since I get some comments once in a while and I’ve had some schools call me to ask if they could use some of my writings on their websites. I have always looked at these occurrences as a happy coincidence, to use my favorite word in the English language, a serendipity. Someone just happened upon the site and liked something I wrote. Well, today, I was in for a surprise. I realized that I actually have subscribers. Not just one or two but quite a few. I know most of my blogger friends have a lot more than I do I honestly never expected to get as many as I have. I am humbled. Thank you all so much for making me feel like I’m doing something worthwhile and giving me the opportunity to express myself and my love for my chosen profession.
Please, let me know what you would like to see the blog grow into and I will try to figure out a way to provide it. Keep in mind that is a bit hectic and I may not post as often as I would like to. However, my schedule and the pressures I have recently put on myself are self-imposed and certainly not your fault. Nevertheless, these pressures and time constraints are a big factor in my lack of sleep and apparently eating habits… Still waiting for the darn thing to download and then I have to do the phone.
Anyway, again, thank you all sooooo much and I hope I can continue to give you all what you have come to expect from me.