I have not written a blog in a while so I will reflect on November and December. Both of these months were filled with a lot of time for leave. I left the Academy to go on Recruiting Leave in my hometown of Scarborough. I visited my old high school as well as a neighboring private high school. It feels like just yesterday that I was applying to the Coast Guard Academy, but there I was, recruiting students to join me at the Academy. I spent a quiet Thanksgiving with my parents and my boyfriend then headed back to the Academy for a week and a half of school before finals, which went generally well. After finals, three other 3/c and myself went to Miami to embark on a cruise for week. After the cruise, I went to Naples to visit my family and then finally made it to Maine.
Leave was relaxing and long. For the first time I was not nervous about coming back to the Academy. I wanted to return to see my friends and start new classes.
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