Ten months ago, I had the opportunity to embark on a new journey. One that I never expected at some point in my life. I found myself stepping into the role of a Virtual Assistant. I began my journey at Panko Collaborative Law and Mediation. Feeling like a grain of sand in a wide ocean, lost and scared of strong winds. I was afraid to face a new environment, new cycles of time, new expectations, even meeting new groups of people. Doubtful thoughts and uncertainties filled my mind. It challenged my core and determination, doubted my capacity, and at times, even questioned myself. Were my qualifications competent enough to be part of the team? This team at Panko Law is full of excellent individuals.
I anticipated that this new life’s journey would be hard.
I thought I would be stuck in a state of questioning myself and searching for answers to all of these doubts. However, all of these didn’t last long. I was not surprised… because I believe that there will always be people who will stand with us through life’s peaks and valleys. Eventually, in the course of my story, it came in the form of support, dedication, and guidance that my colleagues gave me every single day. Their support served as the purpose of how I managed each path of life and aspect of work. They became my source of hope and light, empowered me, and they helped me grow. As Charmaine told me after being recognized by my agency as one of the top performers, ‘You are excellent, and you deserve it.’ It moved me, inspired me, and motivated me. And that’s how powerful support can be.
Panko opened up a lot of opportunities in shaping my skills and values.
Firstly, I learned to overcome my fears and began to see new and wider life perspectives. And as time unfolded, I discovered the true value of genuine connection, support, and understanding. Secondly, I learned how to deeply engage and connect with people even more. Thirdly, I began to recognize the magic that my position holds – that it was not just about answering calls and greeting clients; but it was an opportunity for me to help, be aware, and build meaningful relationships by allowing people to see the beauty of life despite challenges, struggles and difficult decisions they ever have to make. Finally, I began to genuinely care, and show support and understanding. I learned life-changing lessons and values as I captured different narratives from different types of people every day. It’s worth it. Life-changing, indeed.
Now, I can be a testament that even if you see yourself like a grain of sand in a wide ocean – lost and terrified, remember that there will always be people who will accompany you throughout life, shaping yourself and your journey. These moments of support, connection, and understanding illuminate our true selves. Because of this, I firmly believe in the power that it holds. I want to share my story with everyone on a similar journey. Full of doubts, uncertainties, and fear. Even when the path seems unclear, with every small step forward, you will make progress and eventually reach your destination. Throughout my professional journey, Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation has been a tremendous support. Therefore, if you need legal guidance along your journey, we can support you every step of the way.