Here it is: Day 6 of Reflection.
Describe one thing you’d like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?
I hope to accomplish three things by this time next year: graduation with my Masters in Social Work (MSW), employment in a job that allows me to do clinical social work, and receiving my LCSW-A (i.e. licensure as an apprentice). If I can accomplish these three things, then I will have justified leaving my 20 year career in corporate retail to do something different. I will have completed the necessary steps to start the new career that feels like the career that will be fulfilling and engrossing for the next 20 years of my working life.
I realize that I may not be able to achieve all three right away. It can be difficult to find a job that allows LCSW-As to perform clinical work. There are a lot of graduates looking for jobs. I am confident that I can graduate, and I am confident that I can get my LCSW-A. Fingers crossed about the hiring situation next spring and summer.
And fingers crossed that I continue to learn in my last year how to be a good clinical social worker.