Friday, March 20, 2009

TGIF!!!!!!

Hopefully I will not have to work this weekend. I could use some relaxation.

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Law School

A lot of people have asked me if I thought law school was worth the money. My answer has always been that I made it worth the money. As is the case in with any type of school, law school does not force you to learn, provide you with a job, and it certainly does not provide you with automatic competence. My experience ended up being a good one because I found an area of the law that I truly enjoyed (tax). I worked as hard as possible to learn the subject, with the ultimate goal of being employable in the field. My grades were not the highest in the class, but I was always knowledgeable and had real world experience in my chosen area of law. That stupid little quote that many of us heard growing up, "life is what you make of it," certainly applied to my law school experience. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, I received a ton of job rejection letters, which was at times disheartening. But in the end, it only took one acceptance phone call to get where I am now. So, overall, having a J.D. gave me to the opportunity (although maybe an overpriced one) to work for one of the largest consulting firms in the world.

The next famous lawyer/author!

One of my law school buddies has made it to the quarterfinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition. You can download a free excerpt of the novel here. I cannot wait to get a copy of the entire book! Awesome job Matt!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Updates

Friday was a crazy-busy work day. I sprinted from one client file to the next and sat in on a bunch of conference calls in between drafting reports. To cap it off, a few of my clients did not send me the data and files that I needed to complete their projects. So, I fully expected Monday to be a hectic day of catch-up. Surprisingly enough, Monday was boring. Again, my clients did not submit their data sheets and files to me yesterday, even though important deadlines are coming up for them. Instead of writing reports and modeling out scenarios all day long, I organized my desk and started researching for an article that I want to draft. It was strange not to feel rushed for once.

After work I came home to an awesome meal cooked by my husband. He makes the best tacos in the world. We ate tacos and watched re-runs of NCIS until we passed out. I know I sound slightly boring, but I'll take boring over a dramatic any day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Competence

I am finally half-way competent in my specialty at work and it feels awesome. My analysis and preliminary client reports are usually error free and I can answer a fair number of questions on client calls. The best part about feeling competent is that I have really started to enjoy my job. I look forward to new projects and fast approaching deadlines. It doesn't even bother me that I have to work a lot on weekends lately. I am progressing every day and becoming a better consultant. I know I have a long way to go, but I feel like I am on the right track.