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Returning from Thanksgiving Break

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 Christina Bilodeau Thanksgiving break was a great opportunity to catch up on sleep and spend time with my family. Although it was a very short period of time, I was thankful that I could go home to Maine where there was surprisingly warmer weather than usual. I spent my time at home showing a fellow shipmate from the Academy my hometown, eating lobster and my mother’s home cooked meals, and spending time with my parents and sister.

I had more butterflies in my stomach returning to the Academy from Thanksgiving than I did on Reporting-In Day. I was nervous to pick up where I left off; although, once I got into the swing of things, it was like second nature. On the first Friday back, the 4/c were given full carry-on as a privilege from a fellow 4/c that assumed the role of “Assistant Commandant of Cadets” from trick-or-treating on Halloween. The same weekend after we returned I experienced my first military formal. As a 4/c we had to wear the dinner dress uniform, which is not exactly flattering, but I felt comfortable wearing it because the rest of my shipmates had to wear it, too. My friend from Delta did my hair so I could feel like more of a girl for the formal. It was a good experience and the people I was with made it fun and enjoyable.

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