How I Spent My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. There wasn’t an elaborate party. I don’t have those. What did I do? Work.

I started my day off normally by eating a healthy breakfast, drinking some coffee, and playing a few matches of Call of Duty Mobile. After that, I did a morning workout focusing on my abs, triceps, and biceps. Then it was time to shower and head off to work.

Work has been very busy lately and yesterday was no exception. I was doing what I do and having a good time with it until one particular offender walked into my life. It’s not really so much the offender that was the problem. He was actually cooperative. It was the fact that dispatch didn’t put out my call for a uniformed officer properly so, therefore, the offender and I had to wait for an hour and forty-five minutes in a room without airconditioning. That was not fun for either of us and certainly not the way I wanted to spend my birthday. (or any day)

However, once work was over and I was home I was treated to a slice of ice cream cake to celebrate the day. So I opened up a few birthday cards, enjoyed my ice cream cake, and shared what happened at work with my family. That’s a good enough party for me.

Note – Despite some of the statistics that are coming out crime is not on the decrease. It’s stayed the same but many states/counties have not been accepting people in their jails due to COVID for misdemeanor crimes. So the numbers are skewed. Anyway, despite if jail will take an offender I still have to catch the offender and process them. That’s the job. That’s what I do.

 

Time to start my work week!

Today is the first day of my work week. My typical schedule at work is Tuesday to Saturday with varying hours during those days. My schedule changes from time to time due to trends in criminal activity. Right now this seems to work the best though.

So I’m off to get my day started; eat breakfast, meal prep, workout, shower, and go! That’s the routine.

Have a great day, interwebs! I’m off to have some fun!

Sometimes things go sideways and….

I had an apprehension go sideways last night. The bad guy slipped away from me and 3 uniformed officers, I came home a little damaged, but the good guys got their merchandise back. It’s kind of a win but it feels like defeat when you don’t get the bad guy. I will though….

“Every Day: This isn’t a part-time gig. This isn’t punch the clock and go home for the day. You don’t get weekends off. No.

Here: There’s no such thing as a weekend. This is an everyday gig: Every day is Monday. And you might not like that. Me? I love it. To me, every day is a beginning. A new day. A new week. A new shot at life. An opportunity to come out the gate like a man possessed and attack the day: Without mercy.

Today: I’m taking scalps. I’m putting the pressure on. I’m the aggressor. I’m on the attack. And of course: I will get tired. I will get beat up. I will get knocked down and drained and will have some bad days. But I will not stop.”

~ Jocko Willink

#nevergiveup #dontquit #trainhardworkhardplayhard