It's official. I have begun work at a facility where I can obtain the 4,000 hours of supervised work before I am eligible to become a Certified Addiction Counselor. Last week was my first week. I attended a staff meeting, a community meeting, did curfew checks, talked with residents about life issues, did drug screens, and learned as much as I could from the other counselors. What an experience. I have been waiting to start on the training to become a Certified Addiction Counselor since I changed my major from business to psychology over three years ago. This is right where I want to be.
I feel like I am doing what I should be and what I truly want to be doing. How many people can say that about their job? Sure I may never drive home the new Benz or live on a golf course, but I know now that I am fulfilling my purpose.