I’m really starting to feel more comfortable and better about my new job! Now that I realize I don’t have to just run away when I feel overwhelmed, but talk to co-workers or my bosses and they really are wanting to help me out the best they can and keep me with the agency. It is great to know that people aren’t just there for the paycheck but really are passionate about what they do and care about others they work for and with.
I have been thinking all of these negative things about social work lately, but switching jobs has really been a nice motivator for me and has made me rethink my point of view a lot. Sometimes I feel like I am just overly critical and I am not sticking with it enough to let myself learn, make mistakes, and get the hang of things. I feel like I could become really comfortable with my position and do a good job in it after awhile of being with the agency. So here is hoping that will happen. :)
Still thinking that I am more interested in macro-level though when it comes to going for MSW and future careers. We shall see :)