Mar 20, 2012
Blog Positivity Week and World Social Worker's Day
The administrator of my social work program sent this on to all the students to wish us a happy World Social Worker's Day, which is followed by the United Nations Social Work Day on March 26th. This day is being used to mark the release of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: Committments to Action, that outline the areas that the social work community is going to focus on for the next four years. The Global Agenda document is pretty interesting, and prioritizes these goals from 2012-2016:
- Promoting social and economic equalities
- Promoting the dignity and worth of peoples
- Working toward environmental sustainability
- Strengthening recognition of the importance of human relationships
So what does this have to do with Blog Positivity Week you ask?
Relationships - When I think about these four goals, I couldn't help but thinking of blogging, and the ways that it is in line with promoting these goals in my own life. I feel that blogging for me is a large way that I make connections with people, and strengthen and build true and lasting human relationships in my life that are positive and have the scope for change, equality and movement towards reaching my own goals.
Business - Now, a lot of the bloggers that I connect with are other women, many of whom are running their own crafty businesses, who are trying to get ahead in their businesses, and make a living for themselves that is not necessarily dependent on having an office job where they work regular hours. Part of blogging and being a part of this community is supporting others in their business ventures, and helping to carve out a niche for economic stability in these kinds of businesses.
Sustainability- Sustainable business, reusing old materials, thrifting and connecting across borders without travelling? Bloggers, we definitely have sustainability and crating a better world for ourselves and sharing how we're doing so with others around us in mind.
Dignity and Worth - Overall, blogging for me has been a way to find my own dignity and worth again after going through a lot of tough times that really left me questioning the why of everything and wondering how I was going to find the strength to keep living through the grind of day to day life. I haven't even been blogging seriously for a year yet, and already it has allowed me to share my craftiness, my photography and my unique perspective on the world.
I'm closer today than I was to finding a true sense of myself and what I need to do to be happy, and I can't thank all of you enough for coming along for the ride and reading my blog, leaving a comment, or being open enough to share your secrets and fears and happiness on your own blogs.
So thank you so much for living, loving, sharing with me, and coming along for my journey as well!
For more blog positivity posts, head on over to After Nine to Five's blog.