Wow. I haven’t written in a while. The last thing I wrote was from July, and normally I’m a month-by-month writer. It’s now almost October. It just shows you how busy I am!
The school year has been busy so far, but definitely the start I have been waiting for. Academically, I’m doing the best I’ve ever done to start off a semester. Being someone who has seen pretty average grades throughout my time here, this has been the boost I’ve been expecting. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep it up throughout the remainder of the semester.
For clubs, all remains well. Mock Trial is looking good, as we prepare for our first event in late October. I’m going to a Model UN Conference down in D.C. in October as well! Glee Club/Idlers already went to Cape Cod for a three-day long performance weekend. And I got another spot in this year’s play, Rumors! It won’t be the lead like it was last year (I need more time to myself with all these other clubs!) but it’s certainly a funny show with a lot going for it!
Lacrosse is shaping up for a great year. We’re finishing our final lacrosse fall practice tonight, and then it’s into the offseason for four months. We’re finally officially a varsity sport, so the practices have changed, and there’s certainly more pressure. I think we’ll be just fine.
I’m also a Master-At-Arms for Echo Company, which means I run a Department along with the Department Head, but mostly I’m there to help out the 4/c. It’s been great so far, making sure everything is up to par with the fourth class. There’s also a lot of work in being in the External Affairs Department, but it’s been rewarding.
How I’m able to do all this is simple – a positive outlook every day makes it easy and worthwhile for me to do as much as I can with my friends here. It’s definitely true – upperclassmen have it a lot better than the underclassmen do. I think working for those two years made this start to the year as sweet as it is!
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