I "onboarded" at Wings in September 2021. There's been several months of training and shadowing. I start working with clients in mid November 2021, which is exciting.
I've served on the board of Council for Union County Families for over a year, but this is my first job in a mental health agency, so it's all very new to me. So, far, I'm impressed by the little things. Like the clothing Wings has for clients to use on job interviews, and the washer and dryer. I don't know if other agencies provide such services, but that's very special. Wings feels like a very safe environment. A new job can be very intimidating, but everyone is welcoming and supportive.
I've been a homemaker for the past nineteen years. My wife works at Honda, her job is very demanding, and she puts in lots of hours. So, I take care of pretty much everything. There's always something that demands my attention. It's hard to say where my time goes, but go it does. Prior to becoming a homemaker I was a university professor. I'm still passionate about my research and writing. Currently I'm working on a book-length study of movies about trauma. My "target audience" is not academics, but students and professionals in the medical and mental health fields. Oh, I studied Japanese flower arranging for six years, while living in Japan. I miss it, and the people, a lot. Occasionally I'll see some flowers in the market, get inspired, and make an arrangement at home. I should do it more often.