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Thursday, January 13, 2011

First Day of School!

So, it's only been three months since my last post on this blog. That's not so bad, is it?

When I started this social work blog, it was my attempt to have a "professional" blog that would be kept separate from my "personal" blog. I wanted a place where I could write about work and school and the things that I am learning in an arena that is separate from the place where I talk about my family and friends and other more personal aspects of my life. It is a good idea in theory.

What I have discovered over the last semester is that when you are working on an MSW, working as a hospice social worker, AND doing a field placement in child/adolescent mental health, there is not a lot of room for "other more personal aspects of my life" to write about. Social work has become my life, personally, academically, and professionally. This has made it difficult to separate the two blogs, and so most of what I've written these last few months has ended up on my personal blog, even though it has related to what I am doing in social work.

My goal for the year is to change that. I like this blog, I like writing, and I have a goal to sit down 2 times a week and write about something that is social work related. My hope is for blog to be a record and a resource to me of the things that I have learned while in the beginning stages of my social work career. Tomorrow is the first day of school, and in 11 months, I will have that elusive masters degree. And I want this blog to be a record of the things I have done and the experiences I have had along the way. This is to say... I am back. And I am determined to succeed.

Wish me luck!

2 remarks:

Btrflygl said...

Welcome back! Have a great semester :)


Hi there!
I read your blogs. The things you have mentioned is just perfect and inspiring. A great example of an altruistic comprehension of social world. What I believe is your clients will be very lucky.
Wish you the best.

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