I often don’t write about myself on the blog, but I wanted to do it for today (since it only comes around every four years). I’ve decided to take a leap of faith in myself and try new things this year.
My leap began in January after I left a position that wasn’t a good fit for me. I then chopped off my hair (after five years of growing it out), smoked my first cigar (very enjoyable – guys I see why you do it now!) and decided to stay home for awhile to find the job that is the right fit for me.
My work career spans nearly two decades (I’ve worked since I was 16). I started out as a temp working in corporate environments for a couple of years and landing a full-time permanent position. I worked there for seven years and hated every minute of it. It wasn’t for me. I benefited greatly from the job as I became a union member and received tuition reimbursement after going back to college to finish my undergrad degree. I also have great memories of the people there. I did love the people. 🙂
From there I moved on to a non-profit position at a foster care agency and earned my graduate degree along with licensure as a mental health counselor. My ultimate goal (and dream job) is to work at an in-patient psychiatric unit with kids and teens. I’m absolutely fascinated by why people do the things that they do and how mental illness affects them.
My hope is to get a hospital position working with people. I also want to break into magazines while continuing to blog. My biggest hope is to help others through my clinical work and my writing while remembering to have faith in myself (which is very hard for me).
So here’s to my leap of faith. Are you taking a leap?