Hello Sacramento! It’s been two weeks since I’ve posted a blog and I’ve just finished Week 13 of the academy. These past two weeks have been intense, especially Week 13. Last week was my final week of EVOC in which I had to properly perform a night pursuit in order to receive a passing score. I had no problems with the night pursuit and I received a pass score.
Although last week’s EVOC lasted until ten o’clock, I had a great time at the driving course. I can’t believe I was at work on such a long shift. I had left my house at 5:00 that morning and got home at 10:30 that night. Crazy…guess I had better get used to it though!
The following day I had a midterm that covered 12 learning domains. Talk about having a long day and then add on the stress and anxiety of a midterm. Overall, everything has worked out well, but all with lack of sleep.
On Thursday the academy hosted Family Night. Family Night gave all the recruits an opportunity to invite their families to the academy to see firsthand the intense training we are doing. Family Night gave me a chance to show my family what I have been doing for the past 13 weeks and they really liked all of the demonstrations given, especially the K-9 Unit.
There are 11 weeks left in the academy and the training is getting harder and faster. These past 13 weeks I’ve learned so much about myself while in the academy as well as in my personal life. I’ve learned that I have to take things day-by-day at both the academy and at home. I also find myself doing “combat breathing” techniques (deep breathing) in order to relax myself. It works. Lastly, I would just like to thank my parents, Willy and Rafaela, for coming to family night and for giving me their support for the last 13 weeks. Also, I would like to give a special thank you to my girlfriend Cate for her support and care. Love you Cate!
Until next time Sacramento, have a good work week and take care! Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that baseball season started. Awesome! Go Sox!
Recruit Diaz, R.