Had my first day of my internship today and I finally really feel what it might be like to be a social worker and really help people. Something I learned today was I need to develop a proper self-care plan, because being around so many older adults brought back some strong feelings about my Grandpa Bowers and Grandma Piccione and what they went through living in an assisted living/retirement home/nursing home until they passed.
What I enjoyed most was how my manager is truly people focused and puts the clients needs first. She’s been doing it for 20 years and I’m at day number one of my internship. I think I will be able to pair having an MBA and business sense and earning my MSW into something very powerful.
I think it’s the beginning of something substantial for me.