This is my first time ever blogging so it might be kind of awkward but here goes!
My name is Marlee and I am in my third year at Ryerson studying social work. I think
social work is the most suitable career choice for me because I love to help people in
any way possible.
I first applied for the Community Field Experience in New Orleans for the summer
of 2011. When I was rejected I was sad but promised myself I’d be on it for the
following year. When I applied again and rejected yet again I was crushed. Basically,
what I’m getting at is that I would just like to thank whoever dropped out (hope it
wasn’t anything awful) and opened up a spot for me on this amazing experience. I am
so incredibly thrilled to be able to participate in something like this; something that
seemed impossible growing up in my little bubble of Thornhill, Ontario.
All my life, my overbearing (yet very loveable) parents tried to protect me from any
type of harm and pain, including that of others. Now that I am a little bit older I want
to acknowledge what is around me and hopefully make a change instead of shying
away from those less fortunate. I hope that New Orleans will give me a new perspective
on things. Not sure what I want those things to be yet, but I know that I am ready for
a change in my life and feel as though assisting others in a positive way will help me
develop myself more as a person. Become “more worldly” I suppose.
I love to travel (although the farthest I have gotten is Florida) and experience new things. Although I’m not the best storyteller I like to share everything I do with everyone I know.
Also, I am turning 21 RIGHT before the trip. Fate? I think so.
Now, what to pack?
SEE YOU IN NEW ORLEANS!
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