“For 20 years I worked in a bar. When I turned 40 I realized I wanted to do something else with my life. I had very little self-confidence and I did not know what I was good at. I applied for all different kind of jobs, I even tried to become a flight attendant. A friend of mine was working at The Rainbow Group, a facility for homeless and addicts. He told me that there was a position open at the facility. I applied for the job as a coordinator and despite the fact that I had no experience, I got hired. I had no idea what to expect and the first two weeks I was in shock. At the facility people are allowed to use drugs. For the first time I saw people injecting heroin into their veins. After two weeks I felt more comfortable and I noticed that I managed to bond really well with the people in the facility. I wasn’t judging anything they were saying or doing and that’s why they trusted me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the Dalai Lama. I have my opinions but I’m not bringing them with me to work.” (1/3)