I have many goals and aspirations. Everyone obviously wants to be successful and want many things in their life, yet many wait for something to come along and do not go out and chase their goals. Good things come to those who work hard for them, not to those who wait. Since high school, I always thought about becoming a lawyer, it was always in the back of my mind. I thought about becoming many things, but I never truly had a passion for any of them. When I started Florida International University I came in as an "undecided" major, I said to myself " I still have about a year to make up my mind." However, I just did not want to randomly choose a major because I was forced to or because I was not disappointed with it. In the Spring of 2010 I was already done with all my core classes and all my prerequisites, that meant that it was time to choose a major. But what's astounding is what happened to me that spring. I received in the mail a summons stating that I must report to jury duty to the Federal Court house downtown. At first I was not so crazy about missing school and all the work I had to make up, but I legally needed to report to court. That morning I woke up, got dressed with my business attire and went to court. As soon as I went inside it was one of the most appealing new buildings I had ever been in. The staff was very curteous and the wait time was not that bad.Shortly, the court deputy went to go get us and instructed us on how to enter the courtroom. I can say for a fact that I was the most excited person there. As soon as I entered the courtroom I had an epiphany. Everything amazed me, from the judge to the formal behavior of the attorneys, to how the court was set up. I was at the edge of my seat. Soon after the judge interviewed and asked questions to each one of us and I answered honestly. The jury pool was about 200 jurors and I was lucky enough to be selected to a first-degree murder case from 2006. Not only did I have one of the most interesting cases and high-profile cases, I felt lucky as can be. I do believe that God had this planned for me to not only serve on this jury but this was the foundation on which I was to make my decision on my major. There are many people that have spent their lives waiting to serve on a jury, and I served as a 19 year-old girl just waiting for something to come along. I learned so much in that courtroom and because of that occurence, I know what I want to do for the rest of my life. That same week when I went back to school I declared my "Criminal Justice" Major and I am currently interning at the State Attorneys Office. I am grateful everyday for those summons that changed my life forever.