While it's difficult for me to keep my pride and ego from being bruised because I feel like I'm the most qualified, experienced officer available to them, I really do believe that whatever happens is for the best.
In the meantime, I've learned a lot about the people around me in the last few months. People who I thought were loyal friends turned out to be less than and people who I thought were backstabbers have surprised me in a good way. Just a reminder that people are completely unpredictable and really can not be fully trusted, especially when looking out for themselves.
I just learned that one of my best friends was promoted to the "big boys" and will be working Major Cases. She's a former street cop in a really shitty town and has even more experience than I do. I'm so very happy for her, she's definitely earned it.
I also learned that a colleague figured out that I am the author of this blog... Hi, Sgt. Cuffs!!
Another fun accomplishment earned this summer was completion of the Warrior Dash (5k trail run w/obstacles like cargo net climb, mud pits, fire..). It was more fun than I've ever had and I'm definitely going back next year... here are a few pics:
Little hot here...
Post-Dash smiles... Happy Warrior
We earned our free beers
All in all a fantastic experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a fun challenge. Go to www.warriordash.com for details.