SO MANY ADJECTIVES describe today. I started the day off with a room filled with friends and a big cup of coffee. I felt very calm and supported.
When I arrived at DFCS, I knew all my sister interns. I felt comfortable. Our leader is a really neat person. I felt even more comfortable.
Orientation was low stress and I felt familiar with all the information. My MSW sisters interned for DFCS during their undergrad years. I have worked in the field of journalism for 10 years. I felt a little behind the eight ball, AND I felt experienced in life.
I found out that I will begin my monthly training rotation in Investigation. I felt excited.
My husband took me to lunch. I felt loved and a part of something more.
We were fingerprinted and had our backgrounds checked. Some of my fingerprints are worn off. This is normal AND I felt older than my classmates. I am.
At the end of the day, our fearless leader gently touched my shoulder, thanked me for coming and said goodnight. I felt appreciated.
As I drove home, a wave of emotion brought tears to my eyes. I felt grateful for my years with the magazine.
I feel grateful for this new calling.
~Ms. T. J.
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