Well, if we thought we weren’t going to get a lot of snow this year, we were definitely wrong. Winter storm Nemo definitely made its mark on the Academy this past weekend. Friday classes were cancelled, which excited the Corps of Cadets. What we thought would be an extended weekend ended up meaning no Friday night or Saturday liberty for anyone because of the severe weather conditions. However, we definitely made the most out of the weather. We all had a great time enjoying the winter wonderland, whether it was making snow angels, sledding down the library hill or even throwing snow balls at fellow comrades, fun was had among all. As a matter of fact, Sunday as I was standing my duty in the Cadet Watch Office, I observed either NOAA or Officer Candidates also playing in the snow.
I believe this weekend will be much more fun though as we have a long weekend as President’s day allowing us to leave after our last military obligation on Friday and return on Monday because of the holiday. I never have enjoyed federal holidays as much as I do at the Coast Guard Academy because we are awarded a long weekend for each of them. This long weekend is definitely well deserved, though, considering last week I had 2 quizzes and 1 exam and this week, I have 3 exams.
Everything is going by so quickly at school already. Next Tuesday the 19th, we are already starting to take our 4/c Boards, which is an oral exam of Coast Guard indoctrination that when all of our classmates pass, we will be granted carry-on in Chase Hall and will not have to square around like little robots anymore. Needless to say, I will be spending the majority of this weekend studying for Boards because I am eager to be a real person inside of Chase Hall again.
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