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.