"I love humanity; it's people I can't stand." - Linus van Pelt
First and foremost, I am a human being. I am one of those people in the Linus quote that I can't stand. For too long, I have defined myself by my work and now I'm trying to discover the rest of me that is pretty buried underneath this heady social worky stuff. It's a slow go, but I think I'm moving in the right direction. Maybe it starts with this blog...
So, on the professional side, I am a Registered Social Worker working as a clinical counsellor in a community agency. I am one of those rare males in the profession. I have a BSW and an MSW. My professional interests are in mental health, psychotherapy and a building interest in domestic violence.
On the personal side, I am an avid reader that is trying to get back into fiction after years and years of social work, psychology and therapy books. I enjoy movies, walking around town aimlessly and various spectator sports. I would love to play baseball again, but I'm too afraid to try. We have a cat and a rabbit. I'd love to have a dachsund, but I'm honest enough with myself that I know I'm not disciplined enough for him to have a good life. Oh, and I love eating out.
Just to clarify the title of the blog, I'm not antisocial in the clinical sense, just in the wrong use of the definition sense. I don't commit any crimes or act particularly obnoxious, I simply shun the company of (most) others. I'm more asocial than antisocial, but it simply doesn't have the same ring to it. I've held onto this construct for a long time now and am trying to break free. I still enjoy the ring of it, though. I just have to redefinition it.
In my previous lives, I have been unemployed, a cafe owner, a retail worker, a library shelver and a care worker for adults with developmental challenges. Presently, I have made the transition from student social worker to
We'll see how things go, eh?
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