February 10, 2015

A Summer Job

“I have a friend who works at a group home.”  Fifteen years ago when these words were spoken to me, I had no idea how they would change my career and my life.  Searching for a summer job before college, my father suggested I apply at a group home where a friend of his worked as a live-in staff.  I decided it was worth a try and if nothing else would be a good experience for me over the summer.  A month later (and about two weeks into my new job at the group home), I felt like my perspective had changed significantly.  I was planning to obtain my bachelor’s degree in secondary education to teach high school English but suddenly I felt like I had found a new type of work that was equally if not more rewarding.  A few short weeks later the live-in staff resigned unexpectedly and […]