Had a performance review of-sorts this week by my tutor, and me being me I'd not exactly been looking forward to it. However, my quiet dread has proved somewhat misplaced once again as nope, it wasn't half as bad as I'd been expecting. Yes there are plenty of learning issues to take on board, but my tutor is now talking about when, rather than if I become fit for independent patrol - something I was convinced I was falling well short of once again.
See, though I continue to enjoy the job, it seems every time I think I begin to understand policy, procedure and when to panic, someone tells me to look at things slightly differently, consider another factor.
And so I stop.
Mouth a quiet
Scratch my head and try to figure it out all over again.
But today was a good day, and I think I might be finally getting the hang of this. Or, well, what a trainee constable is supposed to know at this stage anyway. I've got the rest of my career to continue learning.