It was no surprise that transitioning back to academics would be a challenge, but I am happy to be an Operations Research major. This semester I am taking Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Physics, Professional Rescuer, American Government, and Organizational Behavior and Leadership. I have not had time to do anything besides schoolwork and volleyball. After volleyball I find myself working out in the gym so I can clear my head before I start my homework. Honestly, it has been difficult not to get lost in the cynicism associated with 3/c year. The role of a 3/c is less defined compared to the roles of the other classes in the corps; it is the transition year from a follower into more of a leader.
On the brighter side, the new company I am proud to be in (Hotel Company) is awesome and I have a great group of classmates to share the next 2.75 years with. I will say that life is better now that I do not have to square and take out everyone’s trash. I have more time compared to last year, as well, which is a positive. Now, our class just needs to finish passing our Boards Indoctrination test to get rec gear and Friday night liberty.
My parents came down for the MMA game and took my boyfriend and me out to dinner; it was great seeing them, as always, and I am going to see them for Parent’s Weekend, too! I always find it much easier to push through each day when I have little weekends planned with family or friends that I can look forward to.
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