by Wenona Gardner
I used to live in Waukesha, WI, but
I was no longer able to get Peer Specialist work.
My previous job was underemployed at 10 hours a week
and the other Peer Specialist employment was not hiring.
So when I came to Omaha was overjoyed
to find a full time employment as a Peer Specialist.
I love my co-workers and they make an awesome team.
I feel like I am somebody now.
I am giving back to society.
I have a wonderful Osage and Seneca Indian Therapist
who is encouraging me all the way.
I have a 12 step support group that is like family.
I have a core circle of friends who regularly connect with me.
Omaha is voted as the city where strangers
come up to easily strike a conversation.
I read an article recently that Omaha is the top 3 cities in the country
where Omaha has the best jobs, affordable housing, and high quality of life.
That is totally true. I am feeling a new love for Omaha.
I love the Fred Leroy Health and Wellness Center run by the Ponca Indians
where I had an amazing sweat with Lakota Wendell Birdhead.
Omaha is healing me and I have been the best I have ever been.
God is good all of the time!