Long day… Expect the unexpected

I went to work today, had a list of tasks to complete, and whoa! Things went a little different than I expected. Without the specifics of my job, let’s just say that you learn to expected the unexpected when you work in social services/mental health but sometimes that is not enough.
I was tasked with writing a discharge letter to a complex, non-compliant client that I have worked with for a year… not fun. I am a professional and I try to remain somewhat detached but I don’t like hurting someone, regardless. I was also tasked with helping a team member’s client get to treatment, which felt good but it was because my team members were dealing with an unfortunate turn of events. Such is life… and a reminder not to take life for granted.