I understand my last few posts, with the exception of the last one on Terminating a Mentoring Relationship, have been apologies for my absence, so why not round it out with another. These last few months have been hectic, but VERY good, and I’d love to share my various experiences and milestones. I enjoy keeping everyone up to date on what my life looks like, so that we may travel together throughout the progressing social work career. So here we go! I sincerely hope you enjoy, and let me know what you’ve been up to as fellow social workers/students/humans.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Bachelor’s of Science of Social Work in May 2019. (With a minor in School & Counseling Psychology)
Accepted in Columbia University School of Social Work. I will begin the Advanced Standing Program, to obtain my MSW in one year, in July 2019.
Signed a lease for an NYC apartment.
Secured a full-time job as the Assistant Site Supervisor to a group home for adults with developmental disabilities (i.e. I get to utilize by BSW full-time, while going to school). The job is evenings and weekends – the only time I was available to work. You may have a different belief system than me, but I thank God for working all the kinks out for me.
I resigned from working as a Direct Support Professional at a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. It was bittersweet, but I’m so happy to be moving on with my career and life. I received so many cards and hugs, and it was so beautiful to see the love being poured out when I left.
I moved to New York City! My parents and sister helped me move across state to NYC. I have three lovely roommates, and I believe we’re all Columbia students, and mostly social workers! I am also significantly closer to my partner, which brings so much joy to my soul. We were in a long distance relationship for over two years, and now, though he is on Long Island, it feels so good to be closer to the person I love the most in this world.
Now that you are caught up on this hectic life of mine, I am really looking forward being more consistent in my posting. From here on out, I should be publishing blogs Sundays at 6 pm EST. Of course, I am a human not immune to flaws. So as I transition from super small town to Big Apple living and Columbia University going, I hope that you’ll bear with me and join me on this wonderful journey.
Continue to strive for greatness in becoming the BEST social workers ever! With hard work and dedication, anything truly is possible, and I strongly believe in each of you to accomplish all of your goals with grace, while simultaneously working with clients like a boss!