The Monday dread. 

After having a somewhat relaxed weekend, my stomach is churning at the thought of going back to work tomorrow. I left work on Friday after dealing with a crisis and spent the entire weekend worrying and fretting about it. And now I am feeling even more anxious about what is awaiting me. 

Social work takes over your life. A service user will never understand just how much your life is impacted by theirs. Or just how much their ups and downs have a knock on impact on your personal life. It’s not a job where you can just switch off and get on with it. It’s not a 9-5 job where you stop thinking about it. There are families and cases that linger on in the background constantly. But I suppose that is what social work is. 

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