"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow." —Robert H. Goddard
I started the beginning of reaching my new goal yesterday-finding out how to get my clinical license in social work yesterday. Considering that I've been thinking about where I want to work down the line, somewhere I'm passionate about, it seems that getting this license will help me achieve this outcome. Having a Master's Degree is a prerequisite, so at least I know getting my degree wasn't a waste of time or money well spent. It just appears that due to many factors-getting my license will just rank me higher compared to other applicants.
Since the most challenging part is finding a job anyways (with someone willing to provide supervision hours)-and I need two years of experience (104 weeks/3200 hours) to get my license, researching it now while Rebecca's a baby seems like a smart step. Who knows, by the time I find someone willing to supervise and find a job that works in my family's favor (both which need to happen in order for me to proceed) she could be in preschool-or maybe school. It takes a few months alone for the application to get processed, but just getting the ball rolling is something.
I was nervous poring over the BBS website yesterday-all the requirements, the licensing exam, its a lot to take in. The minimal fees did not scare me, we'll work that into our budget when its time to pay them. Yet, like with grad school, having a fourth child, running a half marathon, its all about facing my fears head on. I am a life long learner, that much I know. I just need to put one foot in front of the other, and remember, its all about the journey.