My mid-life crisis

 The way I always understood it from the movies, the guy in his 40’s or 50’s looks back on his life and what is in the future…decides he isn’t where he thought he was going to be, therefore makes a change…most times…some crazy change that most view as stupid, the little red sports car or drinking too much or “chasing women” and usually was characterized with those well-known words – midlife crisis.  I don’t really even remember there being a problem with women having a midlife crisis…mostly because the women were just so darned busy doin’ woman’s work….

But let me tell you about the mid-life crisis……

Nina and Rod

Nope…not him…he was just my partner…that is me…I looked back on my life and ahead and thought…hmmmm…I really want to be a cop…because of my age and my fitness level, I was pretty sure I couldn’t handle going to the police academy and totally start a new career on the other side of the radio…so Rod (who is a jailer for the county) and I decided we were going to apply to be reserves police officers in a small town in our  county.

Nina

We passed the fitness qualifications, we qualified with our weapons, we trained, we ached, we sweat, we were pepper-sprayed…uh huh…We got to drive the squad car with the lights and siren…we got to use the radar and drive out of the median to chase down speeders.  Once a month, I talked to kids in all of the elementary classes about safety.  It was fun…it was almost everything I thought it would be…although I wasn’t prepared for the boredom…but it was also exhausting and I lasted a year…but I did it.  Sometimes that is what is really important….I went after it and I did it…

Until next time

 

9 thoughts on “My mid-life crisis

  1. You go girl !!!!…..How fantastic you look in that spiffy uniform. How proud you must feel that you decided to do something and did it.
    I have been out and about today catching up on everyones posts…i had not been so good lately at either blogging or visiting….this past month has been very busy and filled a a few too many family issues…but all is well….and I needed to make my rounds to say hello and see whats going on with all my friends…..I have a lot of reading to do…it’s very interesting to see what has been happening in everyone’s lives as of late….
    Hope you have a great week ahead…..take care.
    many blessings,
    Gale…. o(^_^)o

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  2. Well, I’m impressed , you look pretty sniffy in your uniform , at least you did it and no one can take that away from you and now you know how it was to be a officer you will never wonder about it now.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my page. I know what you’re talking about when you write about mid-life crisis. In a relatively new relationship, I decided that I needed to do something that HE was interested in and low and behold, I am now a Private Investigator. It really is a lot of fun but not anything I had ever wanted for myself before this time. But you know what, I’m glad I did it. And I’ll bet you’re really glad you did yours, too!!!
    Take care and stop by again.
    Hugs, Niki

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  4. Wow!  You guys look awesome!!!!

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  5. You left out the part where you dragged your teenage daughter to watch for people not stopping at the stop signs : (

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  6. How exciting…. you did something wonderful with your mid life crises.  You go girl!!!

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  7. Well good for you for doing that!

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  8. Yay!  This time the pictures loaded.  That is amazingly cool.  Looks like you have a little bit of SuperGirl in you too?  I spent so much of my life afraid.  I wish now that I’ve gained a little bit more of a “Oh, what the hell” kind of attitude that I could go back and do some of the things that I wanted to try.

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  9. I think it’s really neat that you did that!  Was it until recently? 
    Kathi

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