Yes. I have been hired on by the Arizona Department of Public Safety as a Cadet State Trooper. The academy starts on January 7th in Phoenix, Arizona. After enough work and dedication, I will be behind the wheel of one of these patrol vehicles some time next year! This is just a single step in what will be a series of exciting steps that will allow me to follow a career path that I will be proud of and to create a bigger and better life for myself. This is a job I have wanted for quite some time and has been in development for most of 2018. I originally applied for the job back in April, went through the first phase of testing in May, then a second testing phase in August, followed by a lengthy background check. Everything fell into place and I was recently offered the position, which I couldn't wait to accept!
I am grateful for the time I have had here in Utah, it's definitely been a ride I won't forget. But I am ready to move on to other things and other places. 2018 has been a year full of difficult lessons, many experiences both good and bad, and I feel like I am finally in a place where I am ready to take on 2019, and the new opportunities that are coming with it, and make the absolute most of it!
I understand this may come as a bit of a surprise to many of you. Only a very select handful of people have known about this, even recently. I needed to make sure I had adequately informed employers, the fire department here in Saint George, and my landlords before sharing anything on social media.
I know there are quite a few of you who have wanted to try and set up shoots, or just hang out in general, with me here in Utah. I will do what I can to accommodate this, but I am moving to Phoenix on January 1st and so my time in Utah is rapidly drawing to a close. If you want to try and get together before I'm gone from Utah for the foreseeable ever, then I will do my absolute best to connect with you!