I know!! Months have passed (almost a year!!) and you have received no new updates from me. I am sure you are wondering, “where have you been?” Well, busy.
I took a break after passing the test to be quite honest. I do not believe that I read or gave a second thought to anything legal (outside of the office of course) for a couple of months after. Rather, I focused instead on sewing (I made ties and a vest – kinda, more on that later), Husband’s end of year concerts, and planning our summer. It was the first summer in a few years that the Husband did not take summer classes so I packed in as much as I reasonably could. Then, mid-summer, our oldest son was in a car accident and we had to alter our plans a bit to accommodate his month-long concussion. He has a rad new scar but has not come around to being Harry Potter for Halloween.
Out of the multiple options available, I narrowed down the ACP classes I want to take to six. Considering there are like 24 options, six is a good compromise. I am hopeful to start this March but we will see how life goes. 🙂 I am interested in the following:
- C.A.S. Discovery
- Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation
- Division of Property and Spousal Support
- Dissolution Case Management
- Adoption and Assisted Reproduction
I did not completely slack off though. In September I attended the Beyond the Basics Family Law Bootcamp at Disneyland! It was a great experience and something that I would recommend to anyone, especially those new to family law.
During the summer I also took on another job, because who needs sleep?! So, not only am I a wife and mother, paralegal, crafter, blogger, and IORG advisory board member, I also sell LuLaRoe! (FYI – LuLaRoe is a clothing company that is sold by direct sales like Mary Kay/Pampered Chef/etc. but without catalogs. Search for me on Facebook and Instagram for more info! LuLaRoe Samantha Armijo) I love it and have tried ever since to find a good balance between it all. It is a work in progress and I am diligently working on finding balance. Some days I fail miserably and others are great. Mostly, I have been just getting by.
As you can see, I have been around, and sometimes spread a little too thin. Years in the legal field have prepared me well though and I am making an effort to be more present here.
I hope that all of you are well and have achieved the goals you set for yourself.