If you are like me, you question everything. It is very hard to take that first step unless I see the full picture and I know exactly where I am headed. Well! my world stopped when I realized that I had to go to Chicago for a week. It was my first time being away from my baby and it was like pulling a tooth for me. Every step leading to the trip was painful, however, I went…
Right before a snowstorm and freezing temperature so I did not see much of Chicago. However, I accomplished the mission that took me there, I completed my first residence in the Social Work program, yay!
As painful as the whole process was, I am glad I went because I left Chicago feeling confident about my skills as a Social Worker and I also got the validation that I am on the right track.
I did not realize that I was seeking validation for what I chose as a path for my career and I realized that (thanks to the amazing people I spent the week with) I have not given myself permission to be Social Worker because I am interested in so many other things. I was terrified of wearing that title because I am interested in doing many other things and I did not want to limit myself. I made peace with the idea that my abilities are limitless and I can wear as many titles as I want.
Do you find yourself raising walls around you and resisting to grandiose dreams? well, I learned this lesson this week and I am sharing it with you: DON’T!