Today I take a major step in my career. This is what I started this career for. Today will not only change my life, but hopefully the life a child's for the better as well. However, it almost didn't happen.
For the first time in my life I was the victim of an attack on my career. A petty, petty attack on my career. This is my career, my license, the future that I am attempting to make for my family. Someone actually attempted last week to take it all away from me for a petty reason. I've heard about workplace bullying, hell I posted an article on this website a few weeks ago regarding the topic. I just never thought I'd be a victim to this degree.
In our industry it is important that we remember who our consumer is. Our consumer isn't the usual consumer of goods. We are treating fragile individuals who need care and love, and most importantly advocacy. When you attack someone working hard to make those things happen for the consumer, you in turn are attacking the consumer. It is always about the client, and never about yourself. My boss once told me, "we don't do this to drive luxury cars, or live in big houses, we do this to put on a cape in the morning and attempt to save a few lives". She is absolutely right.
I chose this career because I had extra room in my heart and I wanted to share it. I give my all to my work, and to my clients, sometimes to my detriment. I will continue to do so, as that is what I believe I was put on this earth to do. It breaks my heart that there are people who lose sight of why we are in this industry.
I'm gonna go put my cape on now, and hopefully change a life for the better today.
I am a Master Social Work graduate from UGA, and absolutely LOVE what I do. I specialize in DBT therapy, and enjoy working adolescent teens and adults (ages 12 & up). I hope you enjoy my blog, it's been a long time in the making! *HUGS!*