Friday, January 7, 2011

Losing it.

I'm losing it.

I am losing the passion for this field. I am wondering if this is the right field for me. I am thinking I might not have what it takes.

There I said it.

And it's been a scary thing to admit because I have the degree now and am licensed by the state. But with no job to practice what I've learned, it's been difficult to remember what drew me to social work in the first place.

That is all.


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  1. Not being in the field and doing the work can really distance yourself from the work. If you made it through the degree, that says something. I wonder if there's anything you can do while you're looking for a job to keep you connected to the field? Any volunteer work that will help the resume or even get you known in an organization?

  2. I got my BSW a year and a half ago, and now I am working as a hospice social worker and I am also pugging away at my MSW. It's hard to stay focused and remember why you chose this field. Sometimes I take a look at old journal entries or notes from early in the BSW program to remind me about what originally drew me to social work. Also, it took a year after graduation for me to find a good social work job. In this economy, it's tough to find jobs. Maybe starting some research on the types of jobs you like, or, like antiSWer said, do some volunteer work for an agency that you feel strongly about. Or find topics that interest you and blog about them!

    Good luck!