Essay On Being A Social Worker

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Being a social work major at Ferrum College has definitely changed my life for the better. Both my college and social work experience has taught me about the world we live in and most importantly, it has taught me so much about myself. I cannot lie, my first year of college was a little bit stressful. However the stress did not stem from the usual homework and grades, it stemmed from my lack of self-confidence. Although I was thriving as an ‘A’ student, I was failing as a confident woman. For the first few weeks of college, I literally hated myself. I often thought that I wasn’t pretty like the other girls and constantly felt like my morals and the way my family raised kept me from being as wild and free as normal girls my age. I can honestly …show more content…
I want to help individuals who are at their very worst find themselves and turn their lives into something greater than they thought imaginable. I want to become a social worker because I want to advocate for individuals who are struggling to speak for themselves. I simply want to have a positive impact in someone’s life. Now, I understand that the job of a social worker is not always easy. I know that the future holds countless sleepless nights, long tiresome days, unfortunate situations, anxiety, and maybe even a few bouts of depression. However, being a social worker won’t always be difficult because I know the positive things will definitely outweigh all of the negative. On this journey of preparing myself for my profession, I have learned so many interesting facts about myself. I have learned a mixture of both positive things and negative things that I definitely need to work on. On the positive side, I have learned that I am very organized, easy to talk to, and …show more content…
This is the main reason I want to become a social worker. I have such a passion for helping people that I want to do it for the rest of my life. I want to see others succeed and reach their full potential. Sometimes I become so consumed with other individuals’ problems and concerns that I start forgetting about my own, but that makes me love it so much more. Being a social worker is a selfless job. 99% of a social workers time is spent caring for the clients they are working with and this makes it all the more important. Although I have learned a lot of positive things about myself, I have also learned a few negative things about myself as well. I have learned that I am too trusting of others, I speak more than I listen, and that overthink

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