Posted in employment, social work

Looking back

Looking back almost a year ago….

I recall being stressed out during my winter break, uncertain about my possibilities as social worker in NYC and outside of NYC.

Prior to this thought, rewind to when I was accepted to Columbia in the summer of 2014 — I had tears of joy knowing that I was going to start my dream job. Yes, my dream job as family social worker.  Who knew within a semester into the program my outlook changed from family social worker to mental health social worker.

I started researching potential jobs even before graduating and during my spring semester of my first year; I began narrowing my choices. I wasn’t sure do the clinical track or more research based. I wanted to have both skills in case I ever wanted to a change of career. I don’t regret my choices, without any guidance, I choose research over clinical.

Fast forward to 2017 almost a year later from graduating, I am proud of my work.

I received an email a week about a potential job in the town I currently live; she still remembered me. I am smiling thinking about the hard work I put into applying several jobs and being consistent with the jobs I thought will help me continue to grow.

Replying back to the job position. Definitely gearing this position as another skill to add into my personal career.

Posted in personal goals

First blog post

Hey Everyone,

Starting this blog to keep track of my personal growth and as my self care blog.


I will start off by writing a few personal goals:

  • continue studying
  • continue my clinical hours
  • continue exercising
    • walk an extra mile to refresh my mind and soul
  • read more!