Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
I was there for one reason, and one reason only. To get my CRMA and be done. I was working 80 hour weeks, going to school full time, and this was just another dang thing on my “to-do” list. CRMA stands for Certified Residential Medication Aide and it allowed me to pass meds to my consumers in their homes. I used to work 40 hour weekends working with adults with disabilities in their home, and I absolutely loved it. But, having this certification meant a pay-raise and making me more valuable in what I do because I could actually give them their daily medications.
So, this three day training was really important to me. But it also meant that I was showing up in sweatpants, a hoodie, a baseball hat and unwashed hair for three days straight. Across the room from me was a guy that I had seen at various company gatherings in the past and he always stood out to me because he had super curly hair. I didn’t talk to anyone during this training except for when I had to, haha. But, I kept looking over at this guy because he had the most awesome laugh. He was sitting with a lady I recognized and kind-of, sort-of knew – Mykayla.
At the end of the training, I successfully passed the test and I had this new role I could play at work, and I was psyched to go back to my normal routines! At this company I worked at, there were often people in our homes that didn’t work there regularly. Sometimes they were shadowing, or filling in for someone, or visiting with consumers from a different house. Less than a week after the training, Mykayla was at the house I worked at and we were both sitting on the couch together just chatting. At one point she said to me “Steven thinks you’re cute.” To which I responded with lots of things along the lines of “you must be joking – I barely showered for three days and wore sweats the whole time. How could he possibly think I’m cute?” I found out later on that he literally wrote “she’s cute” on an alcohol swab packet and passed it to Mykayla, just like high school, hahaha.
So, I decided to take a chance and add him on facebook.
You’ll have to come back next week to find out what happens next! 😉
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