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I always received great satisfaction from helping others. I remember at a young age, helping my grandmother with chores that she was no longer able to do for herself. As I got older, my grandmother became more dependent on me. I helped her cook, clean, administer medication and made sure she kept her doctor appointments. I now see myself doing these same things for my mother and father as they get older.
I strongly believe that my urge to become a social worker stems from the frightening idea of what would have happened with my grandmother as well as my own parents; had they not had someone helping them. I understand that not every older adult or young child has the good fortune of having family members care for them. I am also aware that some face neglect and more often than not, abuse from family members or those trusted to care for them. I feel that I can be an advocate for those older adults or children that are neglected or abused. I feel that the masters in social work program would give me the theoretical foundation as well as the intensive training that is necessary to b…