As Court Reporting & Captioning Week is winding down and I am reflecting on my assignments for the week, I am ever grateful and thankful to be a court reporter! I’m sure my family and high school friends wouldn’t believe the person I have become today — gone are the days of the introverted girl who could barely speak during class. Thank you to my social studies teacher for pushing me to pursue court reporting and encouraging me to learn more about it.
I have grown and evolved because of this profession and the amazing people I’ve met during my career. It has pushed me to soar and reach that next certification. It has helped me conquer my fear of putting myself out there when meeting new people. My colleagues make it fun to learn together and grow together by finding new and better ways to write short, sharing realtime tips, technology and gadget advice, and much more.
During this special week, my assignments included CART; depositions; and public hearings, with more than 30 people in attendance, to celebrate the Blueprint for Safety program in our city.
What a glorious ride! I wouldn’t trade this profession for anything.