Good day. 👊🏼

Impressive and difficult operations behind her, all before these last 4 successful years (woman’s hour!). 

Despite seemingly to have carved this path purposefully, she must still feel so much pressure. I’m looking at her waiting to see what she can do with this too. Her decisions affect the whole country not just Met. 

I’ve been waiting for this since I was a little girl. My dad used to joke that I’d be the first female commissioner and I used to tell him I’d maybe be the 5th. 

(Unless something significant changes I don’t think I’ve quite got the stones for that and I value my sleep far too much.)

Broken Record 

But it’s stuck in my head 💕 

I like hearing about the values and challenges of those close to me. I like seeing the goodness and giving in people rewarded.
The kind should be the happy. I know that’s not how it works but it’s how it should be. 
I can only try to play a role in making it work out that way for those kind beings. To check myself when I might lose sight of that and fall short of the support beam I always want to be. 

I see a lot of good in Jake Peralta because I don’t see Jake Peralta. 

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is one of the first books I read when I was a child and realised I loved reading. I was probably 10 and my dad gave me a copy and said something like, ‘it’s a bit scary but you’ll like this’ He was right. 

I’ve just got round to watching the 2016 film and I love it. There are some of my favourite voices involved, both Jungle friend or foes to Mowgli – Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and the incredible Christopher Walken. They’re all cleverly cast. It’s scary and emotive but I like it.

It feels good to see the metaphors so plain and vivid. The red flower and it’s “creator”. Mowgli’s simplistic life in the wild. 


One moment in light of a whole life. 

The task of understanding the weight and priorities of the current situation we’re in has at times been somewhat of a challenge for me. 

It’s relevant to working hard at school, to pushing myself in what I’m currently doing, knowing when some people need to hear in objective, absolute language how I feel or what I think, and understanding the compromises that need to be made in order to protect a positive future still to come for those you love. 

The only reason I care about anything 

The feeling of nostalgia and homecoming I can get in certain situations, often with people I don’t know, is incredible. 

But another great feeling is only wanting to do that thing with those positive feelings attached to it, maybe once a year.

Because the chance for an average day or night, in or out, with one person i care about is so good that I don’t need much else to make me happy. 

Perspective is wonderful, but I only want to make him feel good things and I’d choose that over nostalgia everyday of the week.