Classes start for me tomorrow. I feel pretty good about it, though I am torn between Dad and his medical issues. As harsh as this might sound, I do believe that I will be attending his funeral during this semester. Originally they told us that for the most part, Dad only had the most two months and we were told that in the beginning of February and so far they are wrong. I have noticed a big difference since I last went to visit with him.
Work is going ok. I was really hoping to share something great with work, but honestly I don’t have anything like that to share. My new supervisor is really showing signs on how she really is not thrilled with me being there. Actually if it wasn’t for Medicaid requiring us Peer Specialist to be at each and every mental health center, I know I would not be at the one I am at. It is sad but I am working to bring a positive presents.
It is so hard to do that each time I walk in. It makes no sense that if I am an employee, why is it that I am not given a key to the building just like everyone else. Every day that I go in, I have to be buzzed in, just like the people receiving services.
I guess I was just expecting to be treated just like any other employee and I guess that is asking too much. I am hoping that when the other Peer Specialist comes into the building tomorrow that we will be treated a bit differently. As of now, two weeks in for me, I have only shadowed three times and the rest I finished up the online required courses and have been working on my resource notebook. Had I not decided to work on that, I have how idea what I would have been doing.
I did walk around and introduce myself to the other staff members and that seemed at the most part positive. I was able to talk extensively with one case manager and she is so excited to see how this works out.