This semester is very tough. If I am not doing homework then I am at volleyball or taking care of military obligations. I have at least one quiz or a test nearly every day. The middle of the semester seemed to drag on, but it is picking back up. Before midterms I was questioning my purpose at the Academy. Since then, I am a lot more optimistic and I am able to see more into the future. I talked with my academic advisor, who is a lieutenant that graduated from the Academy, and she really helped me gain a perspective and appreciate this opportunity. I try to remember to think about the real world everyday and appreciate the little things.
I saw my parents three weekends in a row in October. They came down for Parents’ Weekend, then we had a volleyball tournament at Bowdoin College in Maine, and the following weekend I was granted the privilege to attend my cousins wedding. It was wonderful seeing my family and spending time with my sister who I hadn’t seen in ten months.
The light at the end of the tunnel is becoming brighter. I can see the end of the semester on the horizon. November always seems to fly by, then after Thanksgiving there is only a week and a half until finals. This week is Aviation Week, which is very exciting because I have a strong desire to go to flight school. Tonight there is an “Ops Spotlight” where I get to learn about the life of an aviator. Thinking about the limitless possibilities for the future is one of the things that make the Academy worthwhile.
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