I’m doing what…?

In May of 2019 I graduated with my Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services. I made it very clear I was DONE with school because I wanted to focus on other areas of my life until I was ready to go after my Social Work degree.

However, in June I announced that I had enrolled in a psychology program. I wanted to get this degree so that I could better understand not only my mental health but that of my future clients as well. I thought it would be a good fit for for me since I have always found psychology interesting and loved the classes I took during my associate and bachelor programs.

I just finished my first semester of that program last month and the entire semester kicked my ass, over and over again. I was stressed from start to finish. My mental health was terrible the entire semester. I got some of the worst grades I have had since I first started college. It was just a total mess. I was so frustrated with myself and I knew I could do better because I had in the past.

I took my break and thought about a lot. Where did I want to go? Was psychology for me? Could I handle this for 3 more semesters? I like psychology, it is still very interesting to me. However, I don’t think that is the path that I am meant to travel down or the degree I am meant to pursue.

On January 2 I took the plunge and applied to a Social Work program. This is where I want to be so I went for it. I just recently got my letter of acceptance and will begin the program next month. I am currently working on all of my admissions requirements and making sure all of my financial stuff is in place.

I promise this is where I will stay and this is the degree I will finish. Unless something comes up that is beyond my control. Social Work has been my calling since I began my internship in hospice.

I will keep y’all updated on how it’s going throughout the program.

Thanks, as always, for reading my blog and hanging out in my little corner of the internet.

xoxo

4 thoughts on “I’m doing what…?

  1. Congrats on being accepted in the social worker program. I just feel the need to add my crazy two cents. The first time you tried to walk, you fell. Now look at you running and dancing. There are few things that a easy the first time. You just got to keep with it. I think it would have helped you and your clients if you understood them better. But that’s just me.

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    1. Thank you! I have taken lots of psychology courses throughout my other bachelors degree and the ones I have taken already have helped tons with understanding the stages of life of the clients I will be working with. I will definitely still take psychology courses, I just don’t think the degree is for me.

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