Like many of the folks drawn to social work, I liked the idea of fixing people and systems. By the time I was done with my bachelor’s degree and was finishing my master’s degree, though, I realized that social work wasn’t about fixing. It was and is all about contextualizing and “leaning in.” Social work is all about leaning in to the discomfort of ambiguity and uncertainty, and holding open an empathic space so people can find their own way. In a word- messy.
p7-8, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown