Tuesday, November 03, 2015
What did you want to be when you grow up?
I think I have the best job in the world. I get to spend time with other people for a living. My work as a chaplain frees me to care for the souls and emotions and minds of my patients. I actually get to be a PERSON for a living. The greatest qualification for my work is to use all of the emotional intelligence and mental intelligence that I have to meet another person right where they are. I have been a master's degree, an Mdiv, and have been prepared in a variety of ways for this work, including 1600 clinical hours and approval by my judicatory. I am currently working towards board certification in chaplaincy, a standard for any discipline in healthcare.
I think I am dangerously close to becoming a grown-up. I am into my thirties, I have several degrees, including a graduate degree, and I am self-sufficient. I am also thrilled to say that my vocation, chaplaincy, is what I want to be when I grow up. What a gift.