Things are moving in the right direction, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Yesterday I got the job at Onesky to work with a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury; I was interviewed by his mother since it will be in home care in Rye, and it made me fall in love with my line of work all over again. A piece of me I had become disconnected too came bursting forth, and elation swept over me; truly the term “in love” is all I could feel… euphoric, joyful, promising – it was everything I could hope for. The agency warned me his mother is tough, and my client has the mouth of a sailor, but I like the fact that shes’ a bitch – I would be too in her shoes! Our boys come first in our lives, and that’s how it should be. She took down crotchet mountain for their horrible services and won in court. She tells people where to shove it. She prioritizes his health and happiness first, and that’s how you advocate for your kid! I swear I want to be this woman in the long run. As for my client, he has the sweetest smile, and I couldn’t help but laugh when he said
“Damn, you’re sexy”
He turns to his mom and goes “You, you’re number one”
then he looks back at me and says “but YOU…. you’re number two!”
This guy is hilarious, and it’s gonna be awesome working with him. His mom made it clear that if you try to talk over him or interrupt that he swears a ton, and he needs time to respond, but I made it clear that he does that because he feels disrespected, and his mom latched onto that and made it clear that’s 100% correct, and he deserves respect, and I couldn’t agree more. I’ll still be working at Hannaford Mondays and Tuesdays, with Onesky being Wednesday through Friday and the occasional weekend, but it’s enough to get me out of homelessness at $14 an hour for 30 hours minimum per week, plus the $11.50 at Hannaford. I also can’t wait to go back to therapy. I found a self-technique book on EMDR and almost bought it. I’m kinda disappointed I haven’t heard from Kerri in a while, but I suppose Id do the same in her shoes… let the leash go a little and let adults be adults… but I’m excited for therapy to begin again soon and will have insurance through Onesky.