My nephew Joe has several milestones this year: he graduated from Edgewood in Police Science, and an intensive 13 week certification so he can be hired. Wisconsin has a mandatory class that must be completed before a graduate can be hired as a police officer. On Friday December 13 he successfully completed this intensive course! Congratulations Joe!
But I couldn’t help but get the feeling that I was being monitored. Was I overreacting? Or was this normal because of being in the same room with many officers? Or a little of both? Many of us have seen Sheriff Mahoney on TV before. Maybe I was nervous because he was there?
I don’t like being nervous! And no matter how I tried, I felt fearful when I was too near the Capitol when the protest filled the square with thousands of people. I basically thought “I’m getting out of here!” And I was several blocks away, walking.
The two events aren’t the same, but they share the same emotion: nervous. How do you adapt when you are nervous? How do you quiet that little voice that says you shouldn’t be there? Or maybe this is normal for everyone who is human.
I hope you will share your opinions with me.