A Job Part 2

I wrote about applying for a job here. Well, after many months of waiting, I found out I have the job. Actually, I’ve been accepted for job training. This is big news for this bipolar person since I didn’t expect to work again. I don’t do well under stress to put it mildly.

I am going to be trained as a Peer Specialist. I will work with others just like me who have been diagnosed with mental illness and may be struggling with anything from bureaucratic paperwork to daily life routines. I will be giving back what has been given to me. I am going to be part of the network of support.

The organizers of the training sent me all the dates and said they would be back in touch with travel arrangements soon. Their next correspondence did indeed come soon, but it was with news the training was being delayed three months. I am still excited and looking forward to the little bit of traveling I’ll get to do to go to the training site.

It feels good to be wanted.

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3 thoughts on “A Job Part 2

  1. How wonderful! You will be good at it, I’m sure. And, the benefit to you can be immeasurable. To paraphrase from page 89…”Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from depressive episodes as intensive work with other affected people.”

  2. Pingback: Working and Bipolar | Winning with Bipolar

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