Friday, May 18, 2012

New York, New York

Well, the Peasant family is off to New York today to attend my sister's graduation from Fordham Law School! It will be nice to have a weekend off to just relax and have some fun.

Hers is a good story. My sister went to school for music, got a bachelor and master's degree in music education, and was a private piano teacher for many years in Michigan. But she grew tired of the business and organizational aspects of it all, so shut it down and looked to do something else. She went to Manpower and got a job as a receptionist for a lawyer in Ann Arbor. After a while, she became less of a receptionist and more of a secretary. Then she decided she wanted to move to New York and be closer to family. So she did and got a job in the small New York office of a national corporate law firm, as a secretary. From there she began learning about the law and moving up, to a legal secretary, then to a paralegal, then to the highest paid paralegal in the firm - all self-taught. The lawyers encouraged her to go to law school, and she did. So for the past fours years, she has been working more-or-less full time and going to law school at night, while the New York office grew from two lawyers, to now 30! (She will be number 30.) So we're going to have a great weekend, celebrating her accomplishment and new life. I'll post a picture or two when we get back. Until then . . .

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