How employment is helping me manage my anxiety and lead a full life
My name is Suzanna Poredos and I am 19 years old.
This is my first year of the program. I have participated in the TTW sessions and completed some internal work experience.
Northcott has inspired me to achieve as much as I can. I want to pursue youth work because many of Northcott’s customers are young people and I have seen a lot of lives changed in positive ways.
The reason I am trying to get the most out of my TTW experience, and to try everything I can, is because I am trying to manage my anxiety and live a full life.
The most exciting thing happened a few weeks ago when I got a job with Northcott as a part time paid employee as a Community Researcher. I am very grateful that I was short listed and then chosen.
My first few weeks at Northcott as an employee have been lovely.
On the first day I was introduced to my internal colleagues and supervisor. I was also given a tour of the office where I am working so I know where everything is.
I have been assigned a desk and computer and am now working next to some really inspiring and supportive colleagues.
On the second day, I completed some Northcott knowledge modules, and performed small errands like emailing and photocopying documents for colleagues who are based at a Sydney University.
My third day of work will be this week, and I will meet my external colleagues.
I will also be participating in a workshop where I will meet and talk to clients from a relationships and recognition project.
I am very excited to be in this position but I did not get here alone.
With the help of TTW staff, including my key worker, I have been supported to go in the direction of my dreams.
I have achieved so many different things this year but there is so much to do! To finish my blog post I would like to end it in a quote from Walt Disney, who said “All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them”.