Monday, 7 May 2018

A New Chapter

3 months since I've posted anything on this blog, and to be honest, I've not missed writing. I have just had to renew the domain on this blog though which has got me thinking about whether I want to continue it. Turns out I'm paying for another 2 years, so here we are.

Life has been going at 300mph, and I've just been enjoying being rather than documenting every single thing. Something worth documenting did happen last week though, and as it's one of the sunniest days we've had all year, it seems fitting that I'm writing on a balcony, soaking up the sunshine.

Last week saw the end of my placement, a job interview and the news I've been hoping for since my academic study begun really.

As of December 2018, I will be a fully qualified child protection social worker. 

It still feels weird to say or write. I still have to write my dissertation and work as family support until December but it feels amazing to know that all of the hard work has paid off and my career is about to begin. It also feels amazing to know that I can move out soon, become a real adult (whatever that is), and see what this next chapter has to offer.

I know I'm not alone in that it means a lot to be writing this. I know that post people go into a social/health/psychological profession because they've usually had some form of direct experience themselves and want to support others. But, just five years ago, to think that I would be where I am now, was unimaginable. I had no idea what I wanted to do, how I was going to get there let alone recover to full health. This week has been a whirlwind of emotions actually, and I'm not afraid to say that, yes, I am proud of myself.

Hard work really does pay off, you just have to believe in yourself.

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