Where to begin?…Let us start at the beginning. For the past 7 years I have worked in the field of social services. Initially as a child welfare case manager and for the past 4 & 1/2 years I have worked as a hospital social worker. That has allowed me to work with just about every type of patient: Psychiatric, medical, addictions, you name it. I have really enjoyed that work and while it sometimes had its slow paced days; it has overwhelmingly always been a high demand, high stress, hustle and bustle type of job.
About 10 months ago I earned my clinical license (LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker); passed on second attempt. A natural next step for someone with my experience and who has earned the clinical hours. Can I be honest though? I wasn’t sure what the hell I would do with my clinical license once I got it. I had never really had the opportunity to provide traditional one on one therapy and thought I might get bored with it. I had also recently earned a few promotions within my time in the hospital so I felt ok staying put; if only temporarily.
Eventually, I began to become a bit restless working my 9-5. As a supervisor my role began to incorporate a lot of admin tasks and you guessed it: supervision, disciplinary tasks etc. So I began to ask myself questions like: Is this what I really want to do? Will I be happy in this position one year from now? I know it’s good money but am I happy now? I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t. So I sought out a traditional therapy job part time and…I loved it! I started that position three months ago and as I did I started to think…”man it would be so nice if I could only do this with my day.”
My 9-5 started to become a necessary evil for me to “get through” so I could do what I really enjoyed in the evening, therapy. Then, the awesome opportunity of becoming an adjunct professor (#professorbae #blackeducators #yougogirl) was offered to me and I jumped on it! Higher education has always been a goal of mine and I was ecstatic at the opportunity to take part in guiding future social workers. So I did and just came to the conclusion that my 9-5 had to go. This was scary, exciting, anxiety filling etc. But I ultimately knew it was something I had to do. Money for health was no longer a fair trade.
So I did it! I did not discuss this with much of my family or friends until the decision was already made. I knew what I had to do and I did not want anyone else’s opinion floating around in my head. Filled with trepidation I prayed incessantly and turned in my two weeks notice and…what do you know? The world kept spinning. I’m trading the security of a full time gig for part time work and I am totally fine with that. I am super excited about finishing my second book, blogging more, pursuing speaking engagements etc. I am literally manifesting the life I always wanted and I am so grateful for the opportunity to do so. I firmly believe in the following affirmations:
I attract opportunity.
New opportunities are seeking me out.
Money finds me.
Wealth is my birthright.
I can quit my job and do something I really love and make more money than I ever have.
That last one is loosely quoted from Jen Sincero’s self-improvement book “You Are a Badass”. Well, that’s all friends. Thanks for reading. If you believe in prayer, send a prayer my way. If not, good thoughts and well wishes will do the same. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. 🙂