The Space Between Grief and Hope: A Graduating Senior’s Thoughts

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Right There with You

Wow! I am also supposed to graduate on May 9th and I have felt so cheated to not get so walk across the stage at graduation, celebrating that FINALLY I DID IT! But your perspective in this article just really shifted mine. I appreciate your and gracious and positive outlook at our current seemingly bleak state. I'm encouraged to be a new social worker after reading this! Thank you so much for that!

Stephanie more than 2 years ago

Remarkable Perspective

A remarkable article and insight from a remarkable young social worker. It demonstrates why social work is “the profession of hope.” Christine lets us know that the future of social work is in good hands.

Betsy Clark more than 2 years ago

Thank you

Thank you for reading, Betsy Clark! more than 2 years ago

Lived reality

Thank you for so eloquently sharing your experience and hope for days to come. Like you, I will not cross a stage and turn my tassel this spring. Still, I will officially graduate four days after my 50th birthday. What a gift to myself!! Returning to school 30 years post high school graduation was challenging. At times I wanted to quit. What drove me forward was the hope to help others through their difficulties, as social workers once helped me through grief, medical difficulties, and to.resolve past trauma.
My final assignment as a BSW candidate was turned in today. I smiled.
Covid-19 and stay at home mandates may affect graduate school. That's okay. They have only fueled the fire within: the calling to be there for others in need.

Rebekah f9d2 more than 2 years ago

Greetings Rebekah

We share that same story I am well over into the age of 50. I retuned back to school after 30 years of graduating from high school and it was very challenging but worth it all. I wanted to quit but my passion for this cause wouldn't let me.

Adria Dunn more than 2 years ago

Congratulations Rebekah

Rebekah, can relate to your sentiments. I returned for my social work graduate degree at the age of 60, over forty years after high school. Our graduation is also postponed, looked forward to walking across that stage with family and friends looking on as i took that proud walk of accomplishment. In the scope of all the world is going through, I am reminded of what is important, accomplished a goal I set out to achieve. Our profession and skills is going to be needed more than ever. Our world is in deep pain and we will be an integral part of the healing process. I am proud of all of us, we made it through tremendous obstacles.

Deborah Lewis more than 2 years ago

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