Mmmmm you're thinking - and what exactly does that mean???? I still had about a month to keep my "cat in my bag", but since I was officially outted this week (thanks Lei & Maraea!), I'm going ahead and sharing my big secret with the world. Cue the drumroll....stop it, not the EYEROLL, I said the DRUMROLL, this is big I tell you, BIG!
Remember back to January when I posted on - My New Years Revelation come Resolution?, I know, I know that was a very long 6 months ago! But I have been very busy trying to organise my world and prepare my children to enter a new phase of our life. For SEVEN very long, tiring, fulfilling, hideous, hilarious, learning, inspiring, dedicated, infuriating, needed YEARS I have toiled and struggled with what comes next for this 'slightly-over-the-hill' single, government dependant Mum of Four.
I have long been over the mantra 'A Time And A Season For All Things'. When one is stubborn in nature and impatient in general, waiting is not always a pleasant experience. But with the gift of hindsight, it's easy to see that things happen exactly when they're meant to. (Excluding Christchurch Earthquakes)
Well - can you? You and the other 188 people that follow this blog on Facebook! In less than a month I am leaving the realm of STAY-AT-HOME slave and going back to school. Why? you ask? To do what you beg!?!
For 18 Weeks I will be participating in the "Certificate in Vocational Preparation (Police) Level 3". Yes my friends I am making the step to become a POLICEWOMAN!
For 6 months I have been excercising hard out so that I can meet the requirements of the fitness test.
At my ripe old age of 38 I need to be able to do the following -
- Run 2.4 kms in under 13 minutes & 10 seconds
- Have a minimal 40cm Vertical Jump
- Do at least 20 Push Ups
- Have a Grip Strength of 52 kgs
- Pass a Physical Competency Test (200mt sprint, push a trailor, walking raised beams, crawling under hurdles, climbing through windows
- Swim 50 metres in 54 secs
- Tread water for 5 mins
- Duck Dive 3 Metres & retrieve a rubber brick
- Pass the First Aid Course
- Pass The Defensive Driving Course
- Pass The Personality Profiling
- Pass The Scope Tests
- Pass The Academic/Numerical/Abstract Reasoning Requirements
- PC/Keyboard Test
There are 76 careers to be had inside the New Zealand Police Force. The ones that jump out at me at the moment are Youth Education, Family Safety, Forensics & the Child Abuse Team.
We shall see.
So there we have it. My reason for being M.I.A is that I have been busy, BUSY, BUSY! Busting my gut and trying to convince myself I CAN do this. From Stay-At-Home AwwwButMum slash Hairdresser to a MUM fulfilling a DREAM!