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The Opportunity to Get Away

(Overcoming Challenges, Class of 2013) Permanent link   All Posts
 Jessica Ward This year, rather than going home for some ”r&r”, for spring break I went to Florida with the CGA Crew team. In addition to getting a great tan and a week of good workouts, I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friends and going random places. We went swimming with manatees, hung out on the beach, shopped, went to the spa, and checked out Daytona’s Bike Week. It was a lot of fun to be with friends outside of the Academy and see how different they are away from the everyday stresses. Often, when cadets struggle with staying at the Academy, one of the biggest reasons they choose to stay is because of the people. You make so many friends and know almost everyone by their first names, something I can’t imagine happening at a large university. So while the Academy can wear you down, often it is the people who bring you back up. Plus, the stress and frustrations at the Academy just help you appreciate spring break, the time with friends, and the opportunity to get away.

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