"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.