Saturday, November 6, 2010

SAR

7 Sheriffs sitting at a table staring at you, judging you, asking what you would bring to the team, telling you how demanding it is and how much time it takes, and giving you scenarios to see how you react... Here I am thinking I blew it upset that they don't even know how bad I want this and how much I really could offer to the team and how dedicated I would really be. I'm pretty sure when they asked what I could bring to SAR I just froze and all I could think to say was "I have a lot to offer ". Duh. But my mind went blank and I kept trying to think of words but nothing was coming. I just kept thinking about all the sheriffs watching me judging me the whole time wondering if I could handle SAR. Needless to say I left that interview thinking I had no chance because I felt like in 15 min they couldn't really understand who I am and what I really have to offer. On Wednesday I learned differently. I MADE IT! They are giving me a chance! I screamed when I hung up the phone after talking to the head sheriff. I don't think anyone else understands my excitement but I told everyone anyways cause I was so happy! When I got to work I just started calling managers and telling them. This next year is going to be a lot different and I can't wait. I will constantly be wearing a pager and carrying a radio in my car with all my equipment ready to go when they need me. I have training 3 times a month on top of the call outs. My first year I have to attend 40% of all the calls. I can't wait. I made it. I get to make a difference and do what I love. What could be better. :)

3 comments:

Christin Foscarini said...

congrats! im so proud of you! good job for going after what you love!!

Barbara said...

congratulations mer............can.t type with mesha on me......proud of you

Chuck and Eliza said...

Good for you Meredith. Not many people are really able to do what they love. I'm glad you are able to.