Alphabe-Thursday through Jenny Matlock’s blog. Today’s letter is “N.” So here goes…
Today I am going to talk about the word “NEW” and how it pertains to me right now. The reason for this is because for me there is so much new going on for me and well that is why I decided to choose this “N” word.
First, I started my new job this week. I like it so far, though my new manager is not really that receptive to me or my job being in her office. At least that is the vibe I am getting and I really hope I am off on this.
I guess for those of you, who are not regulars to my blog, I should explain my new job. I am a Mental Health Peer Specialist/Wellness Coach (Links to Descriptions connected to titles in purple). I am a peer, because I have mental illness, more to the point; Bipolar, Anxiety, and PTSD.
Anyways, this is something brand new here in Rhode Island and some of the other mental health workers are not too excited about it, and the vibe I am getting from her is that I am more in the way and something new she has to add to her already busy schedule. I hope I am wrong about her.
Because I am new at this mental health center, there is a lot of training that I have to do, so most of my time for the first month will be sitting in front of my new desk taking the courses online.
Today I actually got a chance of going out on the field and also sitting with peer at the office. For the most part I am shadowing the Social Workers to get acquainted with how things are working right now. This is a great experience for me, not only because of my new job, but because I am also currently in school for Social Work: which now brings me to the next “new”.
I have a week and a half before I start my new semester at school. Now I have been doing this for a little while now and honestly I don’t know why each new semester brings on anxiety for me, but it does; and I am really starting to feel the stressors of all these new things.
It is funny, last spring I took off the semester because of my parent’s illnesses and did that because I didn’t want to be overly stressed out. I took one less class this semester for the same reason and yet it seems that for each thing I take away, something new replaces it.
Well anyway, that is why I decided on “NEW” for the “N” word today. And this picture at the top really represents how I am feeling, but I know, once I get into the grove of things I will be alright. TTFN.