I blog mostly about my frustration in not being able to get a full-time job, but some of you may not know that I do have a part-time job as a coordinator of a day program for people with dementia. This job fell perfectly into my lap when I moved to Portland and has served it's purpose. It has allowed me to stay connected with people who have memory loss. This need to stay connected has caused me problems along the way. Some of my professors believe there is 'no time' to be doing 'that work', but I believe that work continues to drive me to make things better, not to mention that it actually keeps me clued into what the real needs are of this demographic. This soapbox episode is really besides the point. What I want to say is that the holidays are a blast, but when you are celebrating with 20 to 30 people with needs, it is exhausting. Amidst exhausting conditions, you really come to appreciate the little things like smiles and fresh donuts!I have been so fortunate to work with GREAT people at Lifeworks! You know they are dedicated when they come in to volunteer after they have quit to attend nursing school (the witch in the middle)!!
Yay for donuts and punch!