Today I attended my first university course in over 20 years. It's been that long since I graduated with a Bachelor's degree. Today was the first day of my Family Therapy (Family-Focused Social Work Practice) course, in the Faculty of Social Work, Graduate Studies Program. This is my first step in my journey towards obtaining a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Manitoba.
Today we went over our class outline. I was pleasantly surprised (and a wee bit anxious) as we went over the details. Not only are we doing theory work (i.e. reading lots), writing papers and doing a research project, we get to put our theory to practice by working with a REAL family.
Myself and another student will be matched up with a family, either a couple, or a family with young children under age 12. We will work as a dyad.
It's exciting for me to start this journey. I am looking forward to this new adventure. It is a new chapter in the story of my life.
Next week I start another new course. I am taking two courses this semester.
I will be doing a lot of reading, writing, and studying.
I am probably the oldest student in my class. I feel like I can bring a lot of life experiences to the table.
Lifelong learning. I think I like it.
Have an awesome day,
Angela G. Gentile