It has been a little over a year since I began my career as a Mental Health Peer Specialist for Unity House of Cayuga. I have not done any serious reflection upon it, as my mind is geared toward forward-thinking. I guess the most obvious fact is that I am still there helping people and quite amazingly I have done so with little fear of all the people I engage with, this coming from a lifetime of debilitating social phobia. I began to cast that aside several years ago, learning to become unashamed; the adoption of self-worth. I found love and the power of self-disclosure. Like I said, I don’t think about this that much, for me it seems to work just to get on getting on, move forward into the unknown.
12/14/19 – Cass Park Marina – Ithaca, NY