Fash­ion: Sum­mer suit­ing

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What made you change ca­reers? I’ve al­ways ad­mired those who put their lives on the line to pro­tect our com­mu­ni­ties. My in­ter­est in law en­force­ment grew af­ter wit­ness­ing po­lice of­fi­cers defuse a po­ten­tially deadly crime sce­nario.

What does this new ca­reer of­fer that your pre­vi­ous one didn’t? Per­sonal ful­fil­ment and the abil­ity to re­main calm in chal­leng­ing and dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions. It’s also taught me as­sertive­ness, re­silience and how to me­di­ate. For the first time, I’ve in­vested in my own per­sonal growth and hu­man po­ten­tial. I sleep bet­ter at night be­cause I’m do­ing what I love and the com­mu­nity’s ben­e­fit­ing from it as well.

How did your fam­ily feel about your ca­reer change? They were very scep­ti­cal at first and con­cerned about the stress and pos­si­bil­ity of my get­ting in­jured. How­ever, they’re now very sup­port­ive be­cause they un­der­stand my pas­sion for this work.

What ad­vice can you of­fer those want­ing to en­ter the field of law en­force­ment? Be aware that there’s a very com­pet­i­tive pool of ap­pli­cants. You also need to be re­al­is­tic about what the job in­volves and your rea­sons for want­ing to do it. It’s not all glam­orous, ac­tion-packed or larger than life.

How did your pre­vi­ous work ex­pe­ri­ence help you in this new ca­reer? It gave me com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, in­tegrity, em­pa­thy and in­sight, which are all re­quired in this line of work.

What does suc­cess mean to you? Achiev­ing my ob­jec­tives.

What was the best book you ever read? The

Art of De­cep­tion by Ni­cholas Ca­paldi and Miles Smit [Prometheus].

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