One of the things I do when I have nothing else better to do is change the Jersey Shore reality show’s GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry) into something that kind of reflects my priorities in life.
For example, during Finals Week it was GSE—Gym, Study, Eat. The nice thing about finals at the Academy is that your only focus is finals, and during finals you have no military obligations and no sports practices. So a typical day would be me going to work out, possibly with a textbook to study from, then going back and eating, possibly with a textbook to study from, and then, when I felt motivated enough, studying. Since you have to focus on studying at some point, though, I spent a ton of time studying. But I was also able to hang out with friends, which was nice.
And now, during break, it’s GSE—Gym, Sleep, Eat.
We have about three and a half weeks of break this year, and it’s about half over now. It’s gone by slow, almost. It’s the first winter break in a while that I haven’t been working (you’re not allowed to work as a student of the Coast Guard Academy) and just because I’m so used to being busy, it’s hard to embrace the extra relaxation. I’ve been able to see a lot of friends from high school though, and I’m meeting up with a bunch of friends from the Academy for New Year’s Eve, which will be fun.
And since this my December blog post, I realized I should mention another big part of December—the Holiday Formal. Since a picture says a thousand words, I posted a picture showing a few of us in our outfits for it—they look wonderful, don’t they? (not).
As always, if you have any questions, feel free email me at Caroline.Miller1@uscga.edu!
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