This past week I got offered my first ever "real person" job as a social worker. I turned it down. It was the first time I've ever turned down a job. Part of me was like "what the f$%@ am I doing?" as I told them I was not going to take it. However, another part of me was 100% sure that this was the right decision. The job was in Hartford. But I know I want to be in New York.
It's scary to turn down something that is guaranteed for the unknown but I've been dreaming of living in New York City for a few years now. I'll be graduating with my master's degree in just over a month. This thought is simultaneously terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. There are so many possibilities in social work, you can really work with any population, in any setting and I am interested in so many areas, I don't know what to choose!
If you didn't know this about me already, I'm a huge nerd. I love school. I've been doing it for so long and, not to brag or anything, but I'm pretty good at it. I've never truly worked full time and I've always know that I had more school ahead of me. I doubt this will be the end of my formal educational experience though. I could see myself getting a PhD or becoming a lawyer (although I just read an article about how social work is the law degree of the 21st century! Go Social Workers!). Who knows where life will take me!
I'm in Brooklyn for the weekend and I couldn't be happier to be here. After all that's been going on in my life recently its been great to get out of West Hartford for a long weekend. I am off from my internship next week and I have SO MUCH schoolwork to do. BUT I'm allowing myself to have a break for the weekend. Self care is so necessary!
Today we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to see the blooming Cherry Blossoms. Then to brunch at Sisters. And then to Williamsburg to do some more exploring. I cannot wait until I am here full time! I am so ready for a new chapter in my life.