My first year of field has been such a great experience. I have enjoyed it so much I hardly recognized it was work; but indeed, it is work. I couldn’t quite imagine how gloriously exhausting it would be. Although I have had “new job” experiences and internships before, I have not previously experienced concurrent learning with a placement. I have the opportunity of observing and applying classroom theories and also getting practical feedback from my field instructors regarding the application. I now understand why field practicums in social work are considered the hallmark of our professional learning. What I have grown to appreciate immensely this semester is the time that my field instructors are willing to give – all of which are voluntary. In addition to my weekly 1-hour of supervision, the two of them have been available to answer questions, ponder thoughts, and discuss interventions. Field Instructors are so critical to the survival of our species – Yes, I know, that is quite dramatic. The level of dedication illustrates their willingness to continue professionalism in social work. I am looking forward to carrying on this responsibility as a future social worker!