Tag Archives: self-care

Happy Thanksblogging

It’s been a little over six months since I started this blog and although I haven’t posted every single week, it’s been a decent run. I think.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to thank everyone who has been reading since the beginning, all of my new followers, everyone who has commented or given me feedback and especially those of you who originally encouraged me to start writing about work.

If you’re thinking that there’s no way I’m going to get any more cheesey in this post, you’re wrong.

There are so many reasons I am grateful for all of you and for this blog. I’ve been having a hard time blogging consistently since I moved, mostly because I am still not settled into a routine. But I also think continuing to write has been essential.

It’s easy for me to feel isolated here. I am not surrounded by a city I know well, friends who are a short subway ride away or anything else remotely comfortable.

Writing this blog and reading others’ blogs is one of the few ways I still feel connected. It reminds me that the challenges I face at work are not my challenges alone, but rather challenges for the entire field.

So thanks to all of you for helping me stay sane. And by sane, I mean sane.

Now go eat some turkey! Or tofurkey! Or just side dishes. Those are awesome.

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Missing: social work on/off switch

I assume that on/off switches were issued upon graduation from social work school and somehow I missed out on receiving mine. Perhaps I walked past that station while trying to find the cap and gown drop-off area. It’s possible. It was a hectic day.

To my credit, I paid a lot of attention in social work school when they talked about “self-care” and I have worked really hard to improve my ability to leave my social work self at work as much as possible. Easier said than done. If I were a Barbie, this would be a matter of changing outfits (well, except if I were a Barbie from a McDonald’s happy meal). UnFortunately, I am not a Barbie. Continue reading

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