Growing Up As A Child

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Growing up as a child, I would spend my summer break in Greensboro, North Carolina with my grandparents. It was a given that I loved my grandparents, but over time I grew to admire them. The struggles that they had endured during their growing up somewhat inspired me to what to do something meaningful with my life. In addition to my grandmother being a professor at North Carolina A&T State University, she counseled abused women at a local domestic violence shelter. Sometimes, my grandmother would allow me to accompany her on her visits, where I noticed empathy at work for the first time. There was no judgement or cynicism, just empowerment, discretion, guidance, and compassion. There were people from all walks of life. Some were …show more content…

After my coach read my autobiography, she pulled me to the side and asked me "why do you want to do nursing? I see you being a social worker." I remembered looking at her and then I began to think about my grandmother and all the awesome work she did while I was growing up. I just knew that I didn’t want to disappoint my parents so I still chose to pursue nursing first for my undergrad degree.
During the second semester of my freshman year, the results of the survey finally hit me. Now, I’m staring at the results from this survey that says social work in bold and just thinking to myself that this must be my calling. So for the first time ever, I began to research what the social work profession was and what exactly did it consist of. I was so excited and surprised of all the different careers that social workers could do and I wanted to learn more about this field so that I could be a part of it.

I believe that the social work profession is not an easy profession and can be very challenging, but also rewarding at the same time. Social work is a profession that is to be dedicated to enhancing human capacity to solve social problems in order to create a more humane society. The NASW code identifies the core values for the social work profession of which the mission is based on. These core values are very important in the social

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