On Friday, I began the process of canceling my Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. While I’m obviously thrilled to be starting my new job tomorrow, I have to admit that I was a bit nervous to start the process that will result in my no longer collecting benefits.
As part of my preparation for my new job, I decided I should once again get comfortable using my cane. Obviously, I much prefer going places with Ufi, but there may be times when it would make more sense for him to stay home. Also, there may come a time when he is sick. And, of course, he will eventually retire.
March 1, 2018, started out as a normal day. March 1, 2018 will go down as one of the most important days of my life. As the title indicates, March 1, 2018 is the day my years-long job search came to an end. I no longer have to read through job listings, think about cover letters and resumes, and wonder when I’ll get another chance to prove what I can do. Very soon, I will start work as the Disability Equity Specialist in Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.