Friday, September 20, 2013

Love what you do

"and you'll never work a day in your life"

While I can't always say that is true, today ... it definitely is.  Physically, I felt a little off.  It was a combination of a lack of sleep, Boris the monster wreaking havoc inside my body, and just a sadness that my lil puppy was going to be at daycare for the weekend since Dan is diving with friends, I work, etc.  I like coming home and getting puppy kisses so it made me sad.  Anyway, I was "off" on my way in. 

It was a good crew of people I was working with, so I began to perk up.  Despite my sour feeling, I was in a good mood so I wouldn't be poopy.  We laughed, we joked, we took calls, we discussed the full moon.  And then, I moved to the main radio channel.

While I don't really talk about my job, and I still won't even in this entry, it was a great time.  I love to be busy, I love to do things that I have trained to do.   I like to juggle a lot of things, I like the craziness that most people dread.  And, I got handed a LOT of it. 

I think I did OK.  I felt confident.  Amazingly, in m y work, on slow nights I feel like I am not as good at what I do.  But, give me a night like today and I feel like I am on top of my game.  I feel like I hear things correctly, and do all that I am supposed to.  I come alive.  This is what I love to do.  This is why I am in this line of work.  This is why I love my job.

Yes, today was a full overtime day for me.  I was being paid extra to be here.  But, I didn't feel like I was working.  I was having fun. 

Today reminds me of the great things in my life.  There's some crappy stuff.  There's things I wish I could change but you know what?  For the most part, I am a very lucky girl. IIn fact, I was thinking about something after finishing one of the exhilerating parts of my job.  As a kid, I remember hearing the police scanner chattering away whenever the helicopter was flying around the 'hood. 

Now ... that voice is me on that scanner. 

I don't know.  It just kind of went full circle for me.  I wanted to be in public safety when I was a kid.  I wanted to be a part of all that hooplah.  I figured I would be out in it in a different capacity but ... here I am ... the middle of the hooplah.  The voice telling everyone where to go, what to do, what to look for. 

And I love it.  I'm a damned lucky girl. 

1 comment:

  1. You're an awesome dispatcher, I always loved watching you "perform" when sh!t hit the fan at work. I miss that!