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A Good Balance

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2014) Permanent link   All Posts
 Jennifer Patron As we come closer to the Dark Ages (a time in which academics are the most demanding and the sun sets a little too early and rises a bit too late), I am starting to feel bombarded with the amount of projects and tests closing in, just in time for the end of the semester. Nevertheless, I am confident everything will be fine. As a role model this year, I have found how important it is to have good communication with the 4/c. Because they are still relatively new to the Academy lifestyle, I often see a few who are still too apprehensive to speak to their chain of command. As a 3/c it is our role to allow them to feel comfortable to talk to us at the very least about any positive or negative events going on. I am very happy to be able to relate to both my 4/c and share my experiences with them. Aside from academics and military life, my overall life is going really well. Its funny to have my life divided into different sections but it’s the only way to maintain my sanity. For instance, I am currently on my way home (Newport, Rhode Island) and although I am always going to uphold the core values, I am also not going to keep my room “inspection ready”. It’s the little things in life the make a huge difference and that is one of the many things the Academy is teaching us.

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