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Good Morning!
Today I Get To:
Go back to uni because I’m a go-getter. I get to have a busy day because I’m blessed with opportunity. I get to take care of my financial responsibilities because I’m able to. I get to ignore negative people because I’m too strong to let them drag me down. I get to come home and make a lovely dinner for my family because I’m blessed with people to love, who love me right back.
My heart is full and I am so grateful. Have an amazing day!! 💖

#morning #tuesday #morningmotivation #happy #grateful #uni #unilife #student #studentlife #getitgirl #gogetter #glogetter #blessed #soblessed #socialwork #socialworklife #socialworker #gamechanger #instamorning #instadaily #instapic #instagood #instagram

Hey y’all! I feel like it’s time I introduced myself here on the ‘gram, so here’s a little bit about all 4’11 of me. 👋🏽👋🏽 I was born and raised in the small town of Deming in southern New Mexico. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from New Mexico State University while raising two boys as a single mom. I moved to Phoenix in 2014 to start a new job and a fresh start since both my sons had flown the coop. Oddly enough, I fell in love with a man I went to high school with, and we are now planning the rest of our lives together. We are raising his daughter half-time, and we all love to laugh around a campfire under the tall pines.
I have been a School Social Worker for the past ten years, and previously I was an Individual and Family Therapist and also an MST Therapist. My passion is working with children and my heart and soul lies with helping disenfranchised youth reach their full potential. Working in downtown Phoenix has allowed me to see the disparities between urban and suburban students and opened my eyes to the grave differences between the two. I absolutely LOVE teaching social emotional skills to kids; shaping their hearts fulfills me in ways I never imagined. I’ve learned that kindness is contagious and it begins with me, because I truly believe that kindness is not an act, it is a lifestyle. Most importantly, I believe in God because I’ve experienced His goodness and mercy myself. ♥️ Please feel free to share about yourselves, I’d love to meet some of my fellows! ✌🏽&🤟🏽 #kindnessmatters
#grizzlies
#socialwork
#garfield
#socialworklife
#work
#live
#love
#laughter

I just really, really love this. Supporting my colleagues and friends is one of the easiest ways I find peace and joy. Enjoy your journey + applaud for others on theirs! #socialwork #socialworklife #professionalism #positivity #wisdom #bossbabe #futuregirlboss #socialworkersrock #socialworkersunite

You can’t be everything to everyone and you won’t make everyone happy.

Words from a people pleaser in recovery 👋🏽

The more you care for yourself, the more you will have to give to others.

You aren’t obligated to follow other people’s version of the way things should be. Start with YOU and the rest will follow ✌🏼
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#peoplepleasing #recovery #msw #lcsw #mentalhealthawareness #psychsocialworker #msw #freespiritfit #thirtyandfabulous #believeinyourdream #girlswithtatts #brunettesquad #wildandcrazy #girlCEO #blueeyedbeauty #winewoman #dogmomlove #girlcrushing #badassboss #citygirls #citylover #hairdressers
#thekindafitchicks #scoliosiswarrior #scoliosisprobs #socialwork #socialworklife #socialworkproblems

I'm not crying. You're crying.

Had to steal from my friends Facebook page..lol. But this is so damn true!! #socialworker #socialworklife #socialwork #socialworkersrock #socialworkerprobs #lovemyjob #lovemelovemyjob #lifeofasocialworker

📚LET’S TALK BOOKS📚

I am currently reading The Glass Caste, a memoir by Jeannette Walls, who depicts her childhood growing up with parents who suffer from substance abuse and mental health issues. Not only are the harsh realities of the impact of these things on the family system are brought to light, but Walls also shares the triumphs and strengths of her family system.
What are your favorite social work/counseling/social services novels? As an MSW student, I am always reading textbooks but I would love to expand my knowledge through other written works. Bonus points if the work touches on poverty, children and adolescence, the school system, school-to-prison pipeline, or race.
I can’t wait to hear about your favorites!! 📚

I used to think “workout people” were freak jobs who were somehow wired at birth to love fitness. 😬
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Looking back, I realize I used that as justification and avoided actually taking a long hard look at ME, and recognizing how sick and unhealthy I was.
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My wake up call was a checkup with my doctor who reported I was medically obese, pre-diabetic, and battling high blood pressure.
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It wasn’t easy, but I started the long journey of developing healthy habits, fueling my body well, and moving more. .
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After 3 years on my fitness journey, I’ve never ACTUALLY looked forward to a workout, ever! 🤣 I’ve even dreaded quite a few! .
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I’ve learned to workout consistently ANYWAYS because it fills my cup. .
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My MIND is clearer, the HARD is easier to handle, and I have the BEST ever outlet for all that work and mama STRESS.
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It makes me a better person and GIVES me tools to handle ALL the things EVERY single time. .
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Just look at that face to know that those after-workout endorphins aren’t so shabby either! 😉👊🏽❤️
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I want you to know, sweet mama, that you are capable of doing SO much more you than you ever thought possible, especially the HARD things.🤩
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And if you need someone to believe in you until you’re ready to start believing in YOU, I’m just one message away! ❤️
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#reallifeinabigfamily #socialworklife #adoptivemomma #workingmama #youcandohardthings

Have you had the same goal on your to-do list for years? What's been holding you back from accomplishing that goal? Is it too overwhelming? Don't let the size of your goal keep you from your success. Break the process down into small steps. Give yourself multiple chances to make small wins, boost your motivation, and encourage you to keep going!

If pursuing clinical licensure is your goal, check out my free checklist: 8-Step Checklist to Licensure! The link is in my bio. You can also find it here! >>> https://linktr.ee/socialworkceo

Have a Motivational Monday!
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#socialwork #socialworklife #socialworker #socialworkerlife #blacksocialworkers #newtherapist #bsw #msw #lcsw #qualifiedsupervisor #nasw #womeninbusiness #businessguidance #businesscoaching #goaldigger #setgoals #goalsetter #stepbystep #smallwins #motivation #motivationalmonday #mondaymotivation

Tickets for the 12th International #signsofsafety #sofsgathering2018 in Dublin have now sold out however we’re very excited to announce that every presentation will be streamed live, for free, via the Signs of Safety Knowledge Bank. Details: https://bit.ly/2xAtjRc .

#tusla, #ireland, #voiceofthechild, #sofsgathering2018, #signsofsafety, #sofs, #childprotection, #socialwork, #socialworker, #socialworkers, #socialworklife, #socialworkmajor, #socialworkerproblems, #socialworkproblems, #socialworkersrock, #socialworkerinthemaking, #socialworkstudent, #childabuse, #childabuseawareness, #childabuseprevention, #childneglect, #solutionfocused, #mythreehouses

That picture on the left is still hard to look at —-
It’s hard because I was so self conscious, I actually hated myself and my body, I thought I would continue to be miserable and just hid under all my baggy clothes.
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Flash forward to now, I am happy, confident, I am in love with myself and my body. I get excited to workout daily and I have a supportive community that motivates me daily to push myself to be my best.
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It’s pretty crazy where my journey has taken me. The even crazier part? YOU can start your own journey too! Message me to join my upcoming free group. We start Monday!
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#teamloveyourlife #socialwork #socialworker #socialworklife #educator #teacher #selfloveclub #selflovejourney #selflovefirst #confidenceiskey #bbgcommunity #tiucommunity #tiubikiniseries #nobodyshaming #weightlossinspo #weightlossinspiration #weightlossmotivation #msualumni #weightlosstransformations #weightlosstransformation #spartanswill #weightlosssupport #weightlosssuccess #weightlossjourney #transformationpic #transformation #transformationtuesday #asthmasucks

This weekend we had our first day of Fall! 🍁🌾This fall I’m refocusing back on my health. I gained some weight back and realized...well, I don’t like it. Of course I don’t like the extra weight ⚖️ or loosing ground, but I also feel a difference in my overall energy levels and mood when I start filling my body with too many 🍩🍿🍰🍦🍭🍪 SWEETS and other processed foods. While I won’t turn down some 🍎 cider and a doughnut at the orchard ... I do want to loose some of this weight and put my health and well-being back up on the priority list 📝. AND 🥁🥁 🥁...I’m also going to be finally studying for my social work licensing exam 🤓. #happyfallyall #productive #socialworklife #thishealthylife25

When was the last time you did something for the first time? .
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With every journey there is a first step. Eight(ish) weeks ago Michael and I decided to complete a workout program together for the first time. We have always done them separate because we were never able to find a program that fit both of our styles. Until one came along and caught our attention. .
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I mean only 4 days a week, weekly treat meal, 32 different workouts, 30-40 minute workouts- why wouldn’t it?! .
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We have been able to find time to spend together each day, different than before. We have been pushed physically and mentally more than ever. Some days I want to throat punch him when he suggests to lift heavier or move faster {don’t worry, I have never followed through with my initial reactive thoughts!} but I always appreciate the extra motivation and love having him by my side. .
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We have enjoyed this time so much that Michael has decided to run a group WITH ME! 🤗 .
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We are now opening up spots for 10 couples who want to commit to this program with us for eight weeks. Grab your partner, spouse, mom or friend and do it with us! We will have fun challenges and motivation along the way and are super excited to share with YOU!! .
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Message me or comment 🙋‍♀️ for more information!

My wardrobe may be practically all black and my home decor doesn’t touch anything outside of the neutral color spectrum, but my office space? COLORS EVERYWHERE! 🎨🍭🌈

My favorite part of my “home office” (aka an overly crowded small corner 😂) is my cork board. I have pictures, ribbon, cut up greeting cards, and repurposed jewelry all over this thing. I’m constantly updating it to reflect my mood and what’s currently inspiring me. 💡

What’s your favorite part of your workspace? 💻 Tell me in the comments below! ⤵️

💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿 #socialworkstrong

#ootd Showing off the bump today! Can’t believe how much baby is growing. I also tried out my new Rothy’s! Check out my story if you’re curious about the shoes or have been considering buying. Spoiler alert: I really, really like them! I can see them becoming my go-to social work flats. #schoolsocialworker #socialworkstyle #socialworklifestyle #socialworklife #rothys #maternitystyle

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