Wendy Hawkins, LCSW

Empower! Educate! Evolve!

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

I’m three years post graduation and two and half years into my career as a full fledged licensed social worker. Man it’s been a journey from the start of grad school to the point where I am now. I continue to grow as a professional as a woman but most importantly my growth as a human being continues full force. I love what I do. I love empowering and educating other people so they can evolve into the best version of themselves.

I love watching on the sidelines with my invisible pom-poms cheering and screaming as someone has an epiphany that positively alters the course of their life and I literally see the personal evolution in action. It’s exhilarating. It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Although I’m enjoying this journey, somewhere along the way I lost my balance. You know that pie chart where ideally each slice is basically the same size? Well my career slice has become much larger than my personal slice and that’s a problem!!

I’m not only a social worker but I have other hats to wear that are colorful and adventurous that have somehow been tossed aside like yesterday’s leftovers. I’m a poet. I’m a hot biker chick. I’m an artist. I’m a student.I’m a sister-friend. I’m a traveler. I’m a free spirit that is trapped. I’m in a conundrum of scheduling, paperwork and appointments that has taken over my pie of life like blue mold on cheese. Self-care is essential in the serving industries and I’ve been slacking!! So in an effort to regain my balance, I’ve started this blog to have a place to vent. A place to share my wins and my losses. A place to scream when I’m angry and a place to cry when I’m happy. A place where hopefully other social workers will find solace and companionship when they too are looking for their balance.  I hope you’ll join me in your own journey of finding personal balance!!


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