Welcome to court reporting school! Make sure to sit back in your seat and lower the safety bar. Keep your hands in the car at all times. All clear? Away we go! Click… click… click… click… click… AHHHHHHHHHH!!! Does that sound familiar? I hear it all the time from students, both in and out of my program – “I feel like I’m on top of things one day, then can’t write a single word the next! It’s like I’m on a roller coaster!” And you are! You probably didn’t know exactly what you were getting into when you signed up for court reporting school, but by now you’ve reached the dizzying heights…and nauseating lows. And that’s not a bad thing!
Let’s compare court reporting school to a relationship instead. What if you knew that you were going to be in a relationship with someone, and you knew there would be wonderful moments, but also moments of total frustration? BUT…at the end you knew that relationship was going to be everything you hoped and more. It would be worth it, right?
And that’s what you’re getting in court reporting school. You’ll have days when the words flow straight from the speaker’s mouth, out your fingers and onto the page without so much as a hiccup. Other days, it will be like someone stapled your fingers together and soaked them in pine tar.
That’s the nature of the beast. That’s the path that most of you MUST follow to get to the finish line. And when you break it down, it makes sense. If you didn’t have difficult days, you wouldn’t be a student…you’d already be a working reporter. And every new speed is a challenge and you need to keep pushing yourself.
Court Reporting School Finish Line!
And then, after the ups and downs, the ride is over! And you’re so pumped up that you want to ride it again! Oh…wait…no you don’t. You want to start working! And that’s a whole other blog 🙂
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