as i wrap up things this year, here are some insights i have gained:
not everyone is going to like me or open up to me or be my best friend. it is just that simple. there really is no need for more explanation than that. i am not friends with everyone i meet. therefore, the same cannot be expected of my client relationships.
everything is social work. too often i found myself wondering what i was doing. in reality, everything i was doing was social work. being with people is creating hope and change in lives.
case management is about relationships and resources
we all need something from one another, regardless of what we think: love, support, a kind word, a place to sleep
conflict is okay - stop avoiding it
it is okay for me to be the client sometimes. i don’t see my client’s problems as burdens. therefore, i shouldn’t see mine as a burden either