On starting my own clique

I have felt sometimes that I was not being invited to the dance. I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago when I was invite to present at the Grassroots Empowerment Project Empowerment Days. And I was pleasantly surprised when a young woman who had received a recent promotion suggested that I apply for an unadvertised position with her agency. In the best of all worlds, the position would have been publicly announced and one of the other 39 state certified peer support specialists in Milwaukee would have been hired.

When I was at Empowerment Days, someone suggested that I would be an excellent board member for GEP. That’s possible. It’s also possible that peer support will be expanded at my agency and I will help recruit a new certified peer specialist.

So, where am I going with this? Nowhere, in particular, it’s Friday, I’m spouting hot air, but I’m also saying if you feel excluded, sometimes it’s better to develop your own little group.


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