Moments of Truth: Jon Perkins Jr
Coming to Mainstream Living has been both an opportunity and a challenge. Mainstream Living has helped me a lot since the day I moved in. In the first month, I feel I have gained skills in more areas than just living independently. I have been an only child all my life, so I really didn't have siblings/roommate tension. With that being said, it was hard for me in this new environment. I often need to deescalate myself during confrontations with roommates. I would also feel overwhelmed due to situations. I feel obligated to try and motivate my peers into bettering themselves. Angie Beane has been a great helping me deal with myself and my mindset in those situations. Overall, I feel that Mainstream Living has been beneficial to me achieving my goals and overcoming challenges.