Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thankful Thursdays (Link Up!)

I'm counting my blessings again, y'all.

Today I'm thankful to be able to work at a job that I love.  Like love.

Being an attorney wasn't really what I set out to do when I graduated high school.  I planned on getting my degree in biochemistry (which I did) and going to pharmacy school after graduation (which I did not).  About halfway through college, I realized that I was entirely too clumsy to be mixing peoples' medications (you think I'm kidding...) and tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.  And because He always knows better than I ever could what's best for me, I "accidentally" ended up in a business law course that same semester and fell in love.

So I took another law course the next semester and began to realize that being an attorney could actually be the perfect career for me.  But I wasn't about to throw away all those science classes that I suffered through my first two years, so I decided to finish out my biochem degree and just add in as many extra government/law classes that I could.  Then I learned about intellectual property law (patents, copyrights, trademarks) and figured that it'd be a neat way to tie in the two things that I loved and make a hopefully perfect career out of it.

Turns out I was right. :)

I moved to Houston for law school, and I actually kind of loved it (nerd alert!). I really loved the patent classes I took.  But then the market crashed, and the summer jobs that I just knew would turn into full-time jobs after graduation didn't, and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the heck I wanted to do.  After taking the bar exam, and doing everything I could possibly think of to find a job, God dropped my dream job in my lap.  Because He's wonderful in that way.

And now, after having practiced patent litigation for a year and a half, I can tell you that I wholeheartedly love what I do.  And I know so many people absolutely hate their jobs, so I just feel incredibly blessed to get to spend my days doing something I love.  Let's be honest... sometimes I hate it and want to pull my hair out and curse the day I ever thought about going to law school.

But most days?  It's pretty great.

I mean, I totally feel comfortable using legal jargon in everyday life! (Movie quote!) :)


Cami said...

Thank you for joining in on First Day of My Life's Thankful Thursday!! :) AND thank you for hosting your own!
So happy to hear you are loving and enjoying your job. What a blessing!! Not many people can say that. So I am so glad you're happy and secure in it.
Have a beautiful day! ox

Amber in South Carolina said...

It's so nice to have a job you love! :)

Nichole said...

That is so awesome how you "fell" into the career you have and love what you do!

Sarah Fontenot said...

Thanks so much for linking up with me! I love your post. That is great that you found a career that you love so much!

Laura said...

Beautiful blog with so many inspiring ideas! Great work:) Would you like to follow each other?

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