It’s almost a year since I started to work at my current job. And the last two months or so since I got back from holidays have been crazy busy!
But you know what?
I’m loving it! Every. Single. Moment.
Currently, I am going through a spate of clients who actually are motivated and continue to attend weekly or fortnightly appointments as required. Given that we are a free service, it is not uncommon to have cancellations or people just failing to show up. But that has been minimal lately.
Most importantly, I have a load of interesting cases of young people with anxiety disorders (I feel a sense of affinity towards these ones…), depressive disorders, trauma, self-harm, chronic pain and the odd behaviour problems. And what that means is that I am learning heaps!
I am also lucky that most people at work are lovely. Makes it an added bonus. If there was a drawback it probably is the travel time. 40 minutes drive each way on a good day. And if there is traffic, I can expect to be in my car for about 50 minutes to an hour or more. There’s Sydney traffic for you…even when you work in the suburbs!
There is still the odd family or young person I get frustrated with. And of course, it can be quite difficult finding time to see clients and follow up on phone calls and do school visits and the like. But hey…I am human.
I feel like I’ve been at this job forever. And yet, there are days I am surprised it’ll be a year next week. Does that even make sense?
So how has work been for you?
Until next time,