In chapter 5, the author claimed that social workers need to accept who we are. This is the substructure of acceptance. I need to accept that we need face difficulties in everyday life, not everything can turn out the way I wanted, not even when I tried. It is okay for everyone to have weakness. However, I know it will be a long progress, but this change can benefit both my personal development and my career
Right now I have goals, goals that I sometime doubt that I can achieve. Sure, I say that I will go through with everything I set up for myself but I feel that I will reach a point where I am too tired and fed up to continue to the end and give up. That’s something I don’t want to happen to me. Reading this book helped me remember that things like certificates, diplomas, money, wealth, etc. will not be handed down to me.
Completing my Master 's degree was a learning experience for me because I had to juggle my school requirements along with my work schedule and home life. During the two years I took classes full time and worked full time. As the years went on I decided to become more involved in my learning experience by adding a part time job at the Center for Family Excellence as a lead group counselor. When it was time to complete my internship I decided to quit my job to focus on schooling experience. Deciding to have no income for 3 months while I interned at Pittsburgh liberty and Pittsburgh CAPA was the hardest decision I made but was the most beneficial experience.
That call can be our own need to do stuff because some situations in our life forces us to do it. We don’t ever choose our own call to adventure, it’s literally given to us without us asking. As I mentioned above, my parents weren’t fortunate enough to go to school and get educated. They moved to America so that we could be given that opportunity to go to school and have a better life. I never really took school seriously, I never even dreamt of being a college student, I wasn’t motivated.
When study hauls is in action, I use ALL of my time wisely. Coming to this school I am challenged to my fullest potential, and yet living the life of a college student. After a long day of school and no social media, I tell myself “Just 30 minutes of phone time” but that turns into hours and next thing you know it’s dinner time. So by the time of 8:00pm I finally begin homework. For the first five minutes I just stare into space because I never know when to start and I then began
As I said, my opinion is starting too early for college is not a good thing. With the little college preparation that I did, it was already too much for me. My parents encouraged me throughout my entire school life to get good grades. I did my best to get the best grades I could, but it was very hard. It was too much to ask for; I was already burned out from only one preparation for college.
I avoided getting eye exams and therefore didn’t have much exposure to the profession. Late in my junior year at Grand Valley I was having trouble seeing the board in my lecture halls, so I broke down and made an appointment with Dr.Smith. During our small talk came the typically questions: Where do you go to school? What is your major? What do you plan to do after graduation?
I am one of those people who believed whatever happens in movies at college, actually happens in real life. Well that wasn’t the case for me. I remember my high school teachers telling me that professors don’t care about their students nor do they make exceptions, while that is partially correct, it is not as bad, as I thought it was. Also, I was kind of prepared for university by my senior class teachers, who tried their best to make it feel as if we were in college. Before attending UC Davis by few weeks, I thought I would make a lot of friends and have more strict professors, but that’s not how it went down.
When I read the description of the JMU Honors program and saw the three questions that described the desired candidate, I couldn 't help but think that this was the perfect program for me. Throughout high school, I have continually challenged myself by taking classes that required my constant attention and focus. Other than required classes, I have taken nothing but Honors and AP courses. During my junior year, I also worked an average of 25 hours/week. Between work and my difficult class load, I have learned many lessons about balance and time-management.
School versus school. Attending Palmer High School for three years, out of my four year high school experience, then realizing the teaching of the wrong things at Palmer, Community Prep School was my next stop. Breaking it down to the basics of school, doing high school math is going to be the same of you do it with an instructor or on a computer. No matter what school you go to or not in school doing a task with a dead line is the same. Palmer High School and Community Prep School are two very different worlds when analyzing in the aspect of a healthy environment.
I had doubted myself when I set this goal because high school was so difficult for me, not because I didn’t like school but because in high school I felt like an outsider and no one teacher ever took an interest in me, my education, or my future. In my yearbook I even have a signature from my high school human anatomy teacher and it reads: “David- Congrats! When I first met you, I questioned how you made it to 12th grade… Now I know behind the big mouth is a big brain &heart. Best of Luck,” Mr. W. That just tips off my high school time, on the outside, that seems like a very uplifting message. But in reality it signifies how hard I had to try to even make it to the where I am