I am a 42 year old male going into the social work field. A little unusual but more so when you consider I come from a brief military background and a 20 year building career.
I guess, the catalyst and motivation for me, is that I went through a divorce three years ago. It was very unexpected and painful. I went from a fully functioning member of the community to a man in need of a lot of community services.
It inspired me that not only there were services available when I was at my lowest, but that the service providers shared my innate desire to help, they also shared my empathy and good nature.
Below all the pain I was feeling, I knew that would end and that when it did, I needed to be a part of this service. So here I am: three and a half years to go, bring it on!