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Closer to the Goal

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Hirst Photo Wow—it’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of October! Life at the Academy has become much more routine, which is good in many ways, yet bad in some others. I say it can be bad because it’s somewhat easy to just go through the motions with things. It’s good because things are more predictable. I’m able to look ahead and see what’s going to be tough throughout the week—granted, as a fourth class you never know what can be thrown at you instantaneously. Those kinds of things are just something you learn to deal with. No matter what, you will make mistakes; however, you can’t hold them over your head. Every day is one day closer to the end goal.


Anyway, the weeks here have varied. It seems like I’ll get a rather smooth week, then the next week follows with ridiculous amounts of homework, tests, and essays. Taking it one day at a time makes things a lot easier and it all goes by rather quickly. Like I said, I can’t believe things have gone by this fast. Yes, in the midst of all the work it seems slow, but when I actually step back and think about things, the time has flown. Still, the Academy remains the best opportunity out there.


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