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It’s That Time of Year

(Athletics, Overcoming Challenges, Class of 2016) Permanent link
Frost Photo It is the most anticipated time of the year for the 4/c – BOARDS. We are currently preparing and taking our Boards indoctrination exams, one of the requirements as a 4/c. Once we all pass as a class, we can earn full carry-on. So, everyone is of course eager to pass. Boards requires a lot of hard work and studying to prepare for the exam, but once you pass I’ve heard it feels amazing to finally be done. I take it for my first time tomorrow night. Hopefully all goes well, and I pass.

 

To make matters even more exciting, sailing season started two weeks ago, and spring break is just around the corner. The past two weekends I have traveled down to Florida to race, and this Friday I head off to Charleston for another regatta. It’s definitely nice to escape the cold once in a while. Tomorrow we are scheduled to have our first practice of the spring season. I am excited to wear a dry suit for the first time ever!

 

As I mentioned, spring break is just over a week away! The energy and morale of the corps is growing as everyone is ready for a break. I am particularly lucky this year because the sailing team is training in St. Petersburg, Florida, and I get to go home!

 

I can’t believe the “dark ages” of winter are almost over; the past two months have flown by! We have been quite busy though. 101st night and 100th day was a great experience. We, as 4/c, get to earn the shoulder boards of a 2/c and watch them be 4/c for a day, while we carry-on. I also experienced my first ever blizzard, Nemo. The entire 4/c had a massive snowball fight after watching a movie in Leamy Hall in the middle of the storm. All in all verything has been going great!

 

As always, never hesitate to email me at Christina.M.Frost@uscga.edu with any questions.

 



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Amethyst Month

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Bilodeau Photo I cannot believe it is almost midterms of second semester third class year. February was honestly a blur; I am still enjoying my mathematics courses and I am improving my racquetball skills. We had a snow day during “Nemo,” which was wonderful. A few of my friends and I trekked down to the waterfront and watched the sunset and played in the snow. Unfortunately, that weekend we did not get an opportunity to leave on liberty since the weather was snowy and dangerous, but it made for a few days of movie watching and catching up on homework of course.

 

We found out our 2/c summer assignments, which is unreal since I bean-sprouted (shadowed a cadet for a day) exactly two Februaries ago in 2011. It is amazing to think we are almost halfway through our cadet careers. Only 4.5 semesters to go!

 

I have been working out a lot on my own to stay in shape. I have specifically been working on cardio because I can let my mind wander, reflect on the positives from the day, and mentally prepare myself for any upcoming academic challenges.

 

February is my favorite month because it has the birthstone of amethyst, which is one of my favorite colors, and is also my birthstone. Spring break is right around the corner and that means I can finally visit my sister in Tampa!

 



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Keep Calm and Carry On

(Overcoming Challenges, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Chavarria-Aguilar Photo There isn’t much that I have to say about this last month of my first semester as a 3/c cadet. All I know is that it feels as if there is way too much work to accomplish, but no time to do it. Looking up at my bookshelf, I now notice that it is lined with more books than ever, ranging from mechanical engineering textbooks, to applied naval architecture books, to books on the fundamentals of multivariable calculus, to Dutton’s infamous novel on nautical navigation. And I must admit, squeezed in between these dense publications is a Calculus for Dummies manual that I refer to from time to time. At the end of the line is a smaller text, a book of snarky and inspirational quotes, titled Keep Calm and Carry On.

 

Reading the title reminds me of two things: hipsters (of course) and an important life lesson. No matter what you get yourself into, no matter the goals that you have yet to achieve, no matter the never-ending list of things to do, just step back, take a breath and relax. Looking at the bigger picture here, I have a lot to be thankful for, so there is no reason to over-stress about my workload and upcoming final exams. If I’ve made it this far, then there is no reason I can’t make it through these last few weeks.

 



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