Being One Month Away

Hey Readers! Happy HUMP Day! Today is the 17th of April and I am exactly one month away from graduating from the Paralegal Program. I can’t be any more excited. I will be done with school for awhile; hopefully. Crossing my fingers.

Anyone who has receive their undergrad and has gone further in their education would understand this pain I feel: I’m tired of school. I just want to live my best life without it. Although, I am an absolute learner and I love learning new things, I am ready to be done.

The question I am running into the most is: “So what’s next? Where do you go from there?”

I can go crazy and apply to a bunch of law firms and hope I get chosen by one of them! In my enthusiastic yet sarcastic voice. I used to dream of working in a law firm with my own office and my name outside the door on a plaque, “Jennifer Tran, Paralegal.” Now after of learning and creating new endeavors over the last few years, I found a whole new realm to law outside of being in a law firm.

My goal was to end up in a law firm; was. Now, my goal is to be happy and be stern in knowing my worth. People grow, change, and experience new and different things from the start of their “plan.” Absolutely okay. You have to find happiness in what you do and be realistic. 

There have been plenty of times where I find myself unhappy because I don’t know what I want to do or feel like I didn’t have it all figured out. But now, I look at myself and I’m like “So what? You don’t have it figured out? Does anyone ever really have it figured out?” People change their lifestyle, goals, and/or careers all the time. 

When my professor introduced himself on the first day of class, he gave us a long history of what he has done career wise: played football, was in the military, did the police force, been a sheriff, was a paralegal, was an attorney, became a teacher, switched in between legal positions, and at the end of it all, he said “And I still don’t know what I want to do.” Well, ain’t that some shit!

It goes to shows that not everyone settles until their satisfied and even when they think they’re satisfied, something else comes along that can capture their interest and then *poof* there’s a shift. 

So what is next? I don’t know. I have a goal and maybe I’ll achieve it or maybe it will change but whatever the outcome is, I have enjoyed every bit of the process, getting to where I am today. 

On May 17th, I’m going to put on my cap and gown, hold my head up high and walk with a smile on my face; I’ll remain humble to myself, keep my faith alive, and take life after school as it comes to me.

I’m ready.

Until the next post,

With love and support,


Relatable + Empathetic (2019)

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