Yesterday I got fired. I’m 49 years old and for the first time in my life I got fired from a job. My friends tell me not to say I got fired, because I didn’t do anything wrong. My job was dissolved. For the past 5 years I’ve been running groups for the Reentry Services Department. I loved my job. I’m good at my job. No, I’m very good at my job. Women tell me all the time how much the groups help them. Especially “Beyond Anger.” They know they need to make real changes in themselves before they leave prison or they’ll be right back. Our anger is different from men’s anger. And who better to talk with them about better ways of handling their anger than someone else who has suffered devastating consequences as a result of misplaced rage? I’ve made a lot of changes since I’ve been in prison and I have a real passion for sharing what I’ve learned with the ladies in my community. I’m an optimistic person, so I’m looking at this as – what’s next? Every experience I’ve had since I’ve been at Muncy helps shape the next opportunity. Today I’m hopeful that whatever comes will come as a teacher and guide for the next leg of my journey.
Keep up the positive attitude and continue to be the best you.