Grateful Heart Monday

I haven’t posted for Grateful Heart Monday in a while but decided that I had to make a post today because I am very grateful for an offer that was made to me last week.

Grateful Heart linkup w/ Ember Grey

I have mentioned before but I am a Lawyer but only qualified in the UK. This is great because it was kind of my dream career, my mum says from about 12 or 13, goodness knows where I got the idea. It took a LOOOOOOT of study, time and money to qualify and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family and friends.

However I moved to Australia and when I asked for my qualifications to be assessed the Law Society folk basically said yeah great you did loads of study etc etc and yep your a Lawyer BUT we need you to do more studying (and there I was swearing off doing any more studying ever again) and so I am stuck a bit in limbo getting everything in order so that I can start the studying in January next year.

When I started looking for work in Darwin it was near impossible to get any legal practitioner work but luckily I was able to get a pretty cool job as a Legal Secretary/PA (and I met my fantastic friends at the same time) with no actual secretarial experience but that job was only temporary.

I looked for a new job when that assignment finished and was very lucky to be offered a job within a few days which I started and have been even luckier to have been able to progress firstly to Paralegal and then this week was offered a promotion which means I will be doing much more actual legal work which will help me no end when the studying starts. The people I work with are also really lovely so things have gone very nicely as well.

This was so exciting for me because I had been hoping and waiting the time out to find the best time to discuss progression and instead it happened all by itself. So I am grateful that I worked as hard as I did to prove that I have what it takes and to be offered such a great opportunity because it was so very unexpected. I just have to get round to starting that studying now ouch!

Grateful Heart Monday w/ Ember Grey

22 thoughts on “Grateful Heart Monday

  1. This is AWESOME!!! Congrats!! πŸ™‚ I love when things start to move forward and you’re able to see your path πŸ˜‰ (Especially when it involves hard work paying off!) Thanks for linking up today, Victoria!!


  2. Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Keep up the great work!


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