Court reporting is a profession that most people think they get. When you say,"I'm going to school to become a court reporter." Most people respond by saying,"Oh! You mean the lady in the courtroom with the little "typy thingy?" (finger actions and all) To which, I just smile and nod.
As everyone on this site knows, it is so much more than that. I mean really, other than child birth - sorry men, has anything else made you cry more than not passing a speed test? Or listening to that person who started ___ years after you come back to the school and tell you how much money he or she is making? I didn't know the human body could produce so many tears!
But we hang in there because we all have a "why." "Why am I doing this? Why is it so important that I not quit?" Or the occasional, "Why didn't I just go to nursing school? I would have been done by now." We all know why we are willing to put up with non-passes, fingers that don't work when the dictation is great, and going to our cars to cry. If you are reading this, and you don't have your "why," please don't close your eyes to sleep tonight until you figure it out. The answer to your "why" is going to help you dry your tears and get those fingers-a-movin again.
My "why" is a very simple one. I do it for all the faces that you see below. Especially, the three little ones. And including my own.
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I decided to keep my Stylus, and I'm so glad I did. I love it. I highly recommend it. It's lightweight, records audio, has the SD card and flash card backup. It's awesome. Sorry!
Hey, I see you're in LA. You should come to the SoCal CSR Outings. We've had 12 so far. If you're interested, send me your email address, and I'll add you to the invitation list. Email me at email@example.com.
Good luck in school!!
I loved the Bahamas! I'm looking forward to going back someday. Of course any cruise is good for me. Keep in touch. I'm on my way home to start on homework. The intro to Legal System is really challenging me plus I have a lot of rib and read homework to get done by Monday. Stay in contact, by the way, you family is beautiful. I kind of miss having little ones around.