When we are young, people continually ask us what we want to be when we grow up. This is something that is often dreamt about by young people. I know, as a child, I had many dreams of what I wanted to be when I grew up. Turning those dreams into reality seemed far away as a child but there was always the possibility of dreams coming true. When I was young, I wanted to be a school music teacher. When I was attending high school, I realized that becoming a teacher and working with children was something that I really did not want to do. I realized that I did not have the patience or the ambition to pursue that career.
I took my first business courses when I was in high school. The thought of having a business career seemed a possibility. The courses in high school seemed easy enough, and I liked doing them. When it came time to choose a college after high school, I decided to attend a business college in my home state. The business college I attended had a program that started in the spring. I had enough credits in high school to graduate early, and could enroll in the spring college class. I was not sure at the time I started college exactly what career I wished to pursue, but knew I wanted to do something with business. I enrolled in the courses to obtain my Legal Secretary degree. I completed all of the required college courses and graduated with my Legal Secretary degree after fifteen months.
During my college attendance, I started a family of my own. I had one child while in college and had another child after I graduated from college. I had my degree but after my children came along, I decided at that time, I did not want to work as a Legal Secretary. I still wanted to use my secretarial degree but did not want to work in law. When my daughter became six months old, I was ready to pursue my career. I received my first job as a secretary and bookkeeper for a small company in Stover, Missouri, to where I then moved. Wh