Policing’s processes and values of control often get in the way of its own development. It is this culture of policing that struggles in the constant daze of metamorphosis, almost to the point of cultural paralysis.
I was bullied in school. At 17, I was left at the crossroads of pursuing a career as a DJ or becoming a police officer, and for purely monetary reasons, I chose the uniform. Even with the uniform, the bullying continued, but I survived for 26 years in the line of duty working my way up the ladder, leading the status quo life, becoming “King of the S**t,” and then stepping up the ladder to consider becoming “S**t of the Kings!” Finally, the status quo of life sent me to the dark places of anxiety and depression.
I recently appeared on the ‘Life (Un)Closeted Podcast as a guest of Rick Clemons, Inspiring Speaker, Status Quo Disruptor and Bold Move Expert. Sharing my truth, my journey, and my ‘uncloseting’ from living a status quo life, even when others scratched their heads thinking, “What’s wrong with this bloke? His life looks pretty damn good to me!”