In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to share a little more about myself with those of you who may not know me, or don’t know me very well.
Last March 29th, I held my Mom’s hand as she was called home. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. This came about a month after I was diagnosed with PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Mood Disorder, and Anxiety. The job I had at the time really tried to be supportive, and even approved me having a service dog at work. It wasn’t really like they could deny it, but we went through all of the steps anyway. However, I found myself in a place of just not being able to function. The medications didn’t help, my dog helped the most, but that wasn’t saying much. I missed more and more work and finally just turned my notice in. I had resigned myself to filing for disability and that was going to be my life. A motherless daughter who was too broken to function in the real world.
Not 5 minutes after I made the official Facebook announcement that I was unemployed, Sue Ann sent me a Facebook message. I explained to her that I could not do the 8 – 5 and what my issues were. She kept saying that wasn’t a problem and they were flexible. I must admit that I met with Lee scared and a bit reluctantly. I honestly did not think I could go back to work. But there was something that I can only describe as different and understanding about Lee and Sue Ann. I started working here April 17, 2017 pretty much just a broken shell. I threw myself into this business. I felt like this was my last chance to make it and have the life I wanted rather than having to settle for what I could get. Even when I was afraid of what Lee was asking me to do, I wouldn’t say no. I have found many ways that things around the office and software will not work until finally finding what will. That is still a work in progress on new challenges.Hermann says please like and share!