Recently I had a conversation with a couple teens that reminded me that being a youth worker makes you very different from other adults your age.
Teen: “Hey, I’m on your Facebook now.”
Me: “Yes, you are correct.”
(a minute later) Teen: “Hey, do you have myspace?”
Teen: “Do you have hi5?”
Me: “No, but I’ve heard of it.”
It was at this point that I realized something. I am a 30 year old man and I have an account on some of the more popular social network sites. (most of these accounts are at least 2 years old) Only a youth worker would have all of these accounts and not be considered a weirdo.
Have you ever had a moment like this? A moment when you were hit with the fact that as a youth worker you are quite different from other people your age. If so, I’d love to hear about it.