I’m not sure what my ultimate Calling in life is in terms of a profession. I know it’s something in a helping field, but there are so many choices. It’s hard to determine what is a good fit for me. I don’t want to limit my dreams, but I also want to be realistic about them as well.
That said, I definitely think part of my recovery journey is going to be to become a peer support professional at some point. I’m not ready to do that now. It requires a commitment of at least 10 hours a week somewhere and I can’t make a commitment of 3 anywhere yet successfully.
I just want to do it eventually. I love people. I have a heart for helping other people and I think it would be one of those mutually beneficial things in the end. If I saw where I was really helping someone, I think I would really feel good about myself.
In the long run, I don’t know if I want to go back for social work. Maybe. My graduate credits in that have expired unless another school is willing to pick up a decade old credits, and I’m just not positive that’s exactly what I want. It might be. I’d have to re-evaluate exactly how I was going to do that program I guess if I decided to again. There are a lot of things you can do with an MSW. I think I’d need some other work experience or other degree to get where I wanted to go with that though. Maybe my humanities degree would help me there (my history degree sure wouldn’t).
I kind of need to poll some people eventually and figure out what they think, but that’s a looooong way off.
It’s also not staying in the moment.
Right now, in this moment, I am volunteering today to help some kids with raising money for their school band. It’s a way I can help some people. It’s small, but it’s something.
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