I can’t believe it – I am almost officially employed. I received a call a few days ago that I was selected for a part-time job as a legal assistant. I am looking forward to returning to work, challenging my mind, and meeting new people. Everything seems like a good fit for me during this time in my life.
Having chronic pain does bring some unique concerns that I would prefer not to have. I have to consider the office environment, my ability to focus, and whether I should disclose about potential limitations, and ways I may need to adapt. Unfortunately every job is different, so what worked and didn’t work in my last job may not apply. Fortunately I am healthier than I have been for years, and am no longer on any medication. This should make a difference in my stamina. Hopefully eating right, taking breaks, and drinking some good coffee will help me in the initial intense learning days.
Regardless of my concerns, I can’t help but be excited. I will hold on to the energy I feel from being with the people I will be working with, and my own interest in the law. I love learning about the law, and doing research on topics that interest me. I will keep my support group strong, let go of some of my commitments and forge ahead to this new path. May the spirit guide me in each step, and help me deal with whatever comes my way.