Monday, August 3, 2009

i got in. . .

today i received my "congratulations" letter from the university of washington telling me i was accepted into the paralegal studies program. school begins on october 1.

i am walking on cloud nine.

cloud nine.

skipping through the clouds.


i don't even recall, at this moment, why i was so worried i wouldn't be accepted. they want me.

they are only taking 60 students into the program. that is their limit. at the informational meeting i attended a few weeks ago they said they have had more applicants this year than ever before and conclude that is because of the economy and layoffs. paralegals are in high demand and the job pays well whether one enters non-profit or high profile offices.

60 students. they also told us that they had already seen 120 applications come through. they were not going to increase the number of students due to the increase in applications. 60 students.

what i really like about this program, at uw, is that it is a 5th year program meaning one must have a bachelor's degree to apply.

now i am having fantasy thoughts enter my mind about maybe actually applying to law school in a couple of years.

am i crazy?

i would be like 60 by the time i finish. nope, i am happy with the paralegal. i want to research and write and this is what i will be doing as a paralegal.

walking on cloud nine.


  1. I took two semesters toward becoming a paralegal and worked for the US Attorneys office for a year. It was a great job and I learned a lot. My husband to be was stationed in FL though and so I quit my job and moved from TX to FL to be with him. One day I just might return to my previous ambitions, but for now I'm enjoying my current ones!
    I hope you love it, congratulations on getting accepted!!!

  2. Congrats! How amazing for you.

  3. YAYAYAY! I am so excited for you!!! That's great!!

  4. Congrats! UW is very competitive. That's quite an accomplishment. I'm in the process of applying to Seattle U's School of Law.

  5. Congrats on such fabulous news!

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