Blessed beyond words for the never ending blessings of family and loved ones. I couldn’t have done any of it without them.
Two weeks into attaining my masters, I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter what qualifications you have. It could get you to the door, but to open the door…. it’s competence that gets you through it, not the paper.
Gotta say it again, may we continue to be the change we want to see in the world.
May we be leaders who advocate for social work, for the people without a voice and people who need a voice.
May we be social workers who seek to enable clients to overcome adversity, to empower them to make informed decisions and take charge of where they want to be. To always remember to never do things for them in the interest of KPIs, structural faults and statistics.
May we remember that we don’t need awards to validate our profession and career goals. But by being real enough, you will change lives through your passion and strength.
May we be the friends that are dependable to share cases on and provide an objective assessment and opinion without compromise on rising the ladder to be a friend’s boss.
May we be the coworkers turned friends that meet for lunch or dinner even after one has left an organization. Because that’s what friendship is in social work, no one really gets left behind or forgotten. An individual’s work can always be replaced by a new staff, but the way that one makes another feel would not be forgotten.
May we remember that change is often shown by examples.
May we strive to be that example.
My role model in social work used to tell me to find something I was passionate about.
She then said to me to always remember, “once a social worker, always a social worker.”
Graduate lo 🎉✨