Working in the world of non-profit (for me)

I had a couple of epiphanies yesterday that I wanted to share, just because it’s fresh and still on my mind.

I started a new job a month ago (ending the 4th week today). It is a great place to work and we provide care and support for children that have been affected by sexual abuse, and for my job in particular, abuse in general. I can’t think of a more rewarding thing to do. When I first started working in theatre as an actor, my first paid job was with the Sex Abuse Treatment Center. We did a show that focused on preventing date rape. It is interesting to now be in another place that bookends that experience. It is hard at times because it is a subject matter that I find to be a sore spot for me. I think I’ve figured out why though. I’m a romantic at heart. It could be a libra trait. So when it comes to this type of abuse I feel that it really takes love away from those that suffer from this crime and that hurts me. So that was epiphany number one.

Epiphany number two, no matter where you work people are not going to always get a long. I had a hard time coming into this job because it was pretty obvious from day one that there were issues. I just realized something though that I really need to work into my daily life. I can’t look at people as I would like them to be, I need to start to see people as they are in front of me. It is definitely a hard road for me. But I’ll try to work on it. I promise.



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