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Like Wrestling a Bear, But Not Quite

(Overcoming Challenges, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
Chavarria-Aguilar Photo So they weren’t kidding when they said the “Dark Ages” occur during February. In all honesty, I can hardly recall another stressful timeframe to compare to this past month. Our workload grows at an inversely proportional rate to the amount of sleep we are getting, and its rough – like wrestling a grizzly bear, but not quite. Nonetheless, taking a look through my assignment book, I am astonished by the amount of things I have accomplished. On top of that, there is literally only nine weeks left to go before the conclusion of our first academic year. In the end, the strains of fourth-class life pale in comparison to what we have to look forward to.


I’ve learned so much about myself over the past nine months of our cadet experience. As each day progresses, I am presented with a variety of new challenges. Sometimes the pressure can really get you down, as I have been these past few weeks, but I am forced to remind myself how great of a deal I actually have. The Academy presents a once in a lifetime experience, some of the best friends I will ever have, as well as killer job opportunities.


If you are considering attending the Academy, or have questions about anything I have written thus far, feel free to email me.


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