Just keep waiting.

So much has happened this week. I’ve created this site, with the help of my husband, got my license from CLEET, and ordered my badge. (Yes, I get a badge. So cool!)

First of all, let me talk about this site. I do not like writing, more than that I don’t like writing about myself. Combine those two and it is nothing short of torture. However, I want to grow; I can and will overcome.

Getting a license from the government is excruciating; there’s classes, exams, tons of forms, offices to visit, and time. So much time. If you are impatient, this is not a process that you will enjoy. I am a lot more laid back than I use to be.

Getting my badge is certainly the fun part of this week. The storefront that provides badges is still closed (thank you, Covid). After exchanging emails and phone calls, I have a design that I like. But don’t get too excited, it will take 6 weeks to get!

What have I learned this week? Give yourself a little patience, slow down. Just keep waiting, it will happen.

You’re doing what, now?

A year ago, 2020, my friend lost her job. This was during the Covid pandemic and we were all kinds of floundering. I sent her a text and we decided to meet at Panera.

Months before this we had talked about our love of true crime and how we always secretly wanted to be detectives. Could this be our opportunity? Where do we start? I’m too old (41) to start as a newb as a police officer; it could take 10 years of hard work to get to detective. I don’t have time for that.

My friend found an amazing school, SOR Training School, that teaches private investigation as well as private security, bail bondsman (you may know this as bounty hunter), and more. We signed up and our first class started in October.

When I told my parents, brothers and friends about my new adventure, most of them responded with “You’re doing what, now?”. I’ve had this secret obsession for too long it was time to do something about. As my children get older, I have more time on my hands, and I needed something to do to distract me from all the crazy in the world (you remember 2020, right?).