i took the test. and passed! for what? becoming a sergeant of course! im now a fire sergeant. and it has affected me in a very profound way. more so than i ever thought it would. for starters, i have alot more confidence than i used to. and those who know me know i have a huge load of confidence as is. cockiness if you will even.
ive also gained more leadership abilities. ive always been a leader. its in my blood. my father was a fire chief for 16 years. and ive always had leadership traits but i usually let others take control and i sit back and think to myself "well i would have done this a different way and come out with a better outcome" now if i see something happening that i know i could do a different way i intervene.
and to think i was going to pass on taking the test. my original intent was to wait a year to see how my life goes. to see if im even staying where i am. wait till i get out of school ya know. but i changed my mind at the last second and decided to take it. just try it. test my abilities. my knowledge. show off my skills. see whos better. and low and behold i passed with top ranking scores.
hopefully, if i dont move by then, i will move up in rank by next year. i hope this was the right choice though. thanks for reading! AGAIN!