A Second Career in My 20s

It’s not uncommon to hear of a person who is on their second or even third career. I’ve often heard of people who are working in careers that aren’t what they studied in school. However, that doesn’t detract from the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety that making a career change can raise. When I found myself burnt out only a year and a half after graduation; I had to start considering this as an option.

I started my new career after graduating the Tourism and Travel program in a little honeymoon period. Continue Reading

Dealing With Rejection

In September 2015. I had just turned 25 and not to sound cliché, but I faced self-doubt. “What am I doing with my life?” I asked myself over and over again.

What was I doing? Life was great!

I was volunteering as much as I could for things I supported, was recently engaged and I enrolled in a photography class for fun.

However, I felt I hit a wall in terms of my career status. Was I happy with what I was doing? Where was my career headed? I couldn’t confidently answer that. Continue Reading

Harm Reduction

For the past eight months, I developed and coordinated a transitional housing, psycho-social rehabilitation program. I loved every bit of it, and saw some incredible progress from individuals who were living with mental illness, addictions and experiencing trauma. The programs ultimate goal was to move individuals along the housing continuum, from shelter living, to stable and permanent housing.

It was one of the few programs that ran from a harm reduction standpoint. The men in the program were allowed to be intoxicated or inebriated and stay in the program, as long as they did not bring substances into the rooms which they occupied. What they chose to do outside of the residence was out of our control. Continue Reading