Everybody Needs A Little Time Away

I have started to realize as retirement gets closer (which, incidentally, is 1372 days--but who is counting), of how many times I missed an opportunity to get away from it all for a while.

As obvious as this may sound, your life is made up of much more than your work. Your family and friends will be there hopefully forever--work, however will eventually end. Work and careers will bring you a lot of satisfaction; it may even pay almost all the bills. But at your funeral, you would like to think that people would be talking about what kind of person you were and how you treated the important people in your life. Very few if any will be talking about much time you spent at the job unless they think it is what killed you.

Law enforcement at any level is one of the most rewarding careers that a person can embark upon during their life. The highs are the best and the lows are the worst but through it all, it is only a job. Many other things than your career measure a successful life, so that is why I say, "Screw it, I'm going to the Florida Mouse House and get away from it all."

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