Morning Glory…

I have been blessed beyond measure by my early morning walks. Recently fell in love with this beautiful hidden treasure at my door steps #clenthills. Autumn has always been my favourite time- despite the foreboding feelings that nights are starting to be colder and nights longer with very short day light time. I think the gorgeous assault and glorious arrays of colour autumn brings about- makes the cold and dark inconveniences worth it. Walking I have decided is the way I start my day to claim my sanity and prepare myself for whatever the day brings. I have tried running before- but neither my knees appreciate the side effects of the pressure nor my mild asthma makes this a pleasant experience as I end up feeling like I am suffocating which can be scary despite following my GP’s advise of taking 2puffs of Ventolin inhaler prior to my run. So, with walking…yes, this is my comfort zone. No impact on my joints and my lungs don’t even register that I am exercising and as a bonus-my exercise ring on my Apple Watch gets closed too! ( Closing my exercise ring- this has become an integral part of my day- good or bad, will write more about it in the future no doubt.)


So, there we go…. This is my thinking pad. I am first and foremost writing this to myself but happy that you have taken time to check it out. I do hope that as you read my thoughts put on paper in a very small or big way it helps demystify social work as a profession to you. If not that, at least shed a light on how different the world looks from my point of view. I know it’s a cliche that social workers enter the profession to give back. It’s more than a job to most, it’s a calling. Hands up- I started this blog to speak up and not go silent since I too truly entered this profession to make a difference. My difference may be minuscule in the whole scheme of things- but as long as I brighten the little corner I am perched- no matter how small the corner is… I will consider it success. Amongst other little quaky habits, note I am an intentional odd sock girl which may or may not ruffle some feathers out there- random- but just saying! I also wish in my little way to contribute to newly qualified Social Workers who may find their work daunting. If you are or know anyone who finds themselves all muddled and confused in their new adventure as a Social worker- point them this way for I intend to paint a picture that Social Work is all but rocket science. It’s all too familiar to feel overwhelmed or challenged when you begin your practice but just remember, you are not alone or the first one to feel that way. In all circumstances you must always reframe your internal dialogue and constantly remind yourself that even the most qualified and confident of social workers you know once felt inadequate once upon a time. It’s important to always remind yourself that this is the first time you may be doing something- no wonder it’s difficult or challenging or taking longer than expected. With time, it will becomes easy peasy!

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