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I Want to Become a Social Worker

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    get the bachelors but please get the masters too and your opportunities will be greater. I have completed the masters and have seen the frustration on folks that stop and become underpaid family service workers.
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    Really Want to

    from some time it became a urgent idea that stir my mind.because of lack of time have no opportunity to take up this responsible task.I realize that it would totally reorganize my schedule but proning on it I conclude that there is more advantages.another problem is my lazyness...
    Maga Maga 18-21, F Oct 7, 2008

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    Struggle With Addiction

    ok so here is my story and this is also why i want to become a social worker to help others in my situation...i was a very rebelious child from the age of 12 i started playing up as some would put it... i started smoking cigarettes at 12 in that same year started experimenting...
    shadowAsh shadowAsh 22-25, F May 6, 2011

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    I'm On My Way :)

    It's going to be another 5 years until I'm actually a qualified Social Worker. It seems like such a long time, but hey..I'm willing to work hard to get there I can't wait to take up the role of being supportive and helping others :) I've been doing that since I was 14, but I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    EXPERIENCE

    In my opinion, people become social workers because of their experiences. Your experiences is what makes you, YOU! They will take you a long way, teach you new things, and help you learn from your mistakes.  From this, you will discover a new world of understanding. A...
    wanton wanton 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    This Is What I Want To Do. I Don'T Want To Forget That

    My parents are against my decision to be a social worker. We quarrelled endlessly about it. They are worried about me, i get that. But i want to live a life that is meaningful, a life that i can lend a helping hand to someone in need. I am now under a scholarship and have to...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Aspiring Social Worker

    I am currently applying to social work programs. I am terrified that I am not making the right decision. Every time I think about different career paths, my mind always comes back to social work. Will I be able to find a program that's right for me? Will I be able to pay back my...
    DayDreamingInTheSun DayDreamingInTheSun 22-25 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    One Step At A Time

    Becoming a social worker is a lot more tedious than I thought it would be! I have about 2 years of school left--and then who knows what will come after that. Is there anyone here who has taken the licensing test? How is it? I just got my foot in the door at an agency working as...
    ahappyexistence ahappyexistence 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    Being a social worker is my dream.

    I want to help kids have a better childhood then I did and not see them being hurt everyday. Changing someone's life is all I want to do in life!
    respect78 respect78 18-21, F 1 Response May 25, 2014

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    A Favour

    hello,i want this job i want to benefit others, i'm a builder now and can't think how to even go about the start up of who to ring if i'm right for it ,i don't know if me reasons will intrest so i want bother but any help would be mega cheers
    malachy malachy 26-30 Jul 31, 2009

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    Helping

    I have always wanted to be a social worker or youth worker. I am currently at uni studying criminology majoring in corrections and community services so I can work with Juveniles. I hope that one day I can make a difference in someone's life. I went through the toughest time...
    Bonden Bonden 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2008

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    sophomore in high school

    but I have always known what I wanted to be
    msgoldie326 msgoldie326 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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    I've always craved learning ways to help people

    and have been passionate about poverty in our flawed society.
    Blue252 Blue252 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    Beginning Steps

    Well, I finally got accepted into grad school for my MSW. It only took.... 3 years to get to this point. x.x Now the really hard part - figuring out the financial side!
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    Domestic Violence Advocate

    yes, it's true, i myself am a train wreck= but put me in frony of ANY OTHER SOUL in crisis and i can take them by the hand, walk them into, and thru crisis managment, and help them to begin their recovery ( whatever it may be). i unfortionatly have nothing but personal...
    missmeema missmeema 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    A Passion For Children

    It's taken me a long time to figure out what to do with my life. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something worth while. I've been in several fields of work just trying to figure things out. I've been to college three times and dropped out all three. I would begin again...
    Bunnielight Bunnielight 22-25, F Jan 16, 2013

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    long period of ripening

    I graduated with a BA in Pschology in 1975. I didn't know what I wanted and although I believed I had the intelligence, idealism, and empathy to be a counselor, I also thought that I was much too screwed up and mentally ill myself to do anything about it. I ended up with...
    kuchman kuchman 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    In School

    I'm currently in school to become a social worker. I am starting my last year and have a internship for the fall. I'm super excited about this and can't wait to start it! I'll be working for a domestic violence shelter helping out woman and children!
    SweetEmotion2105 SweetEmotion2105 26-30, F Jun 24, 2013

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    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
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    Phoenixlives Phoenixlives 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm ashamed of her. She doesnt have a personality, she always act below her age. I never want her to meet my friends and my biggest fear is to become socially awkward like her.
    ellisa1992 ellisa1992 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Because of my social anxiety, I have become jaded and cynical. I tell myself I don't need to be popular, I don't need to have lots or friends, I don't need to be the life of the...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    if you dont accept crossdressers or transgender ppl read on cause this could become your son/daughter unless you stop it dont become a murderer this childs death solely lies in the...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Can We Break Free From the Fear of Missing Out? ------------------------------------------------------ Here’s a test you might enjoy: rate these scenarios on a number scale...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Sometimes I got sick of living the same thing every day so I change up my activities a lot. The only thing that stays the same is my writing. I don't feel like I should write the...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I want everyone who cares to let go because i'm tired. I can't just sleep it off, I want to die. Not existing would be great. Everyone expects so much of me and I always "plan" for...
    FreedomIsWhatIDesire FreedomIsWhatIDesire 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm in the legal department; I have a Paralegal certificate but this isn't what I want in my life. I've been to multiple offices, worked different positions, and worked in...
    bahamam4m4 bahamam4m4 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Every time she sees me getting by, either with education or weight loss, or be it anything positive, she hurts me, beats me, and spites me... She literally broke apart my family's...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    For those of you who don't know what a Creepypasta is, it is a short scary story designed to terrify you. Find the scariest Creepypasta you can, or make your own. I can't give any...
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    This past week a friend of my host came to stay here, a seven day visit. I started feeling nervous for no apparent reason two days earlier, which I noticed because I was smoking...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Only when I am with the little ones I will be true to myself and give of myself to them. But the rest of the time, I tell myself I will keep my heart and my words. I will not fight...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Life is the sticks. All I've ever wanted was friends and financial security. That's it my only dream. My parents don't have a lot of money thanks to 2008, and my dad smokes and...
    benson5132 benson5132 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Who wants to feed My lovely soft belly ,anyone
    cupcakepuffinGIRL cupcakepuffinGIRL 18-21, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Not particularly awkward I've just never got into the whole social media fad, I'm 13 and I just can't be ****** to do the whole Facebook and snapchat stuff. So ever since I can...
    DeathlyLlama459 DeathlyLlama459 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I was asked to share ten things about myself. Here it goes.... 1. Compassionate 2. I wear my heart on my sleeve 3. I love easily (too easily at times) 4. Very social, my friends...
    Love2Dance4You Love2Dance4You 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I have subconsciously been working toward self sufficiency my whole life. Needs must. I've always preferred to spend my money on fun things so I scrimp and save on anything I can...
    JjayJay JjayJay 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I will become a Bat... xD In all seriousness, I will prove that my Grandma was right to have faith I'd make it as an actor. That might not be something people generally define as...
    Jamin91 Jamin91 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I think I've turned awkwardness into an art form. I just freeze up when a social gathering ensues, and when I attempt to make conversation, it ends up coming out the wrong way...
    Sohryuden Sohryuden 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Tim handed Lisa the tin foil hat. "Here , put this on." She took the foil hat in her hands and looked at it. "How is this going to help?" "It will bock the beams?" Tim said with...
    AlaskaJo AlaskaJo 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    Reality blow away to smithereens. My mind caught in a vortex of undeniable insanity. My delusions and imagination morphing into the truth. I revel in the absence of logic and...
    urbannomad6699 urbannomad6699 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    Discarded - Its hard to tell when you have been discarded by the Narcissist because they are physically still present, especially if you are married. The Narcissist goes thru...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Just putting this out there. This may turn into more of a rant. I need to get this off my chest. I have been working in my job for 15 years. I have taken on the responsibility of a...
    whijess03 whijess03 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    The more comments I read on facebook and other social sites concerning events on race, sexual orientation, sexism and civil rights the more i hate people and the world. Sites like...
    eggman667 eggman667 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hate is such a strong word. I'd like to say that I tolerate my unpleasant co-workers. I call them trolls because they hide their true selves until something happens then...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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