We're getting down to the grind. Six days until our trip to Catalina Island, Avalon Port, for my 26th birthday on Tuesday! In the words of Jim Gaffigan, "There's always a lot of pressure to have fun on your birthday." So I have to be sure to enjoy every second of our time there and not complain about how tired I am for getting up at 4am to make it to our boat in Long Beach by 6am or how cold the water is when we go kayaking and snorkeling- it should be fine since we will have wetsuits provided. It will be a really great trip and I look forward to telling you all about it in a week from now.
(Photo below is from Google Images.)
I don't talk too much about it and usually only give a simple "fine" every time Michael asks how my night was, but I really do enjoy my job. I am very thankful to even have my job and often say a thank you prayer each time I leave the grocery store, happy that I didn't have to resort to working as a cashier again, but instead getting the chance to further my "career" in communications and dispatch. Handling alarm calls is a really great alternative to working at 911 and like I said in my interview, calls from the alarm company were always my favorite to answer, when I was at 911. I enjoy the much lower stress level, the slower pace that allows me to write letters and read books, between the burglary and medical activations. The people I work with are really nice (although they keep switching to earlier shifts!) and living only six minutes away is super convenient.