I attended a training about case management on Friday. It was an all day intensive about documenting case notes and using strength-based language in writing these notes. It also focused on clients' strengths and ways to effectively monitor their progress. I was definitely out of my comfort zone since I usually attend trainings relating to adult literacy/ESL. This class was not only helpful but added to my reason for wanting to be a social worker. Simply put, I love this stuff! I had a chance to talk with the facilitators, also social workers about my interest. One in particular gave me good insight as to how to diverge into the field. Of course grad school is the starting point, but there are other ways to get involved. I appreciate her feedback and compliment. She said that she liked my energy in the class, and "the world would be lucky to have you [as a social worker]." I'm honored by her words. This is not the first time I heard this. A sign perhaps?
After the training, I taught my class. It felt great knowing I am doing and pursuing two careers I love very much. I feel lucky and blessed to be in a position to do just that. I think my students would be proud of me knowing that I want to make a difference in this world. What a great way to do that by being both an educator and social worker! My door is starting to open and I'm very excited by what's behind it.