It’s hard to believe that September is nearly over, and I’ve been back at the Academy for more than a month. Settling back into the routine of academics, athletics, and all of my military obligations was rough after coming back from summer leave, but I’m finally back in the swing of things.
We had our first crew regatta last weekend. It was at Mystic Seaport (not very far from the USCGA), and the boat that I was the coxswain for came in first place in the Women’s Open Four category. It was great to bond with my teammates and cheer everyone on. I’m looking forward to our next regatta in Hartford at the end of the month. I’m hoping that the CGA crew will have great success there!
I also did color guard at our second regimental review a few weeks ago. It was incredibly nerve-wracking and fun.
Being a third class is significantly better than being a fourth class. It’s great being able to have a conversation with my friends in the passageways and look at my food during meals. I also really enjoy being a role model for my fourth class, and making sure that he is prepared and all of his questions are answered.
I’m in Foxtrot Company, and I love it! All of the members of Trot have been so friendly and welcoming, and I’m proud to be a member of the Foxtrot family.
Parents’ Weekend is in two weeks, and I can’t wait to see my family.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at Lillian.J.Simon@uscga.edu. Go Bears!
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