March was a tough month mentally. I had a lot going on to sort out personally, which is always challenging when you are at the Academy. Luckily, Spring Break was in March and I was able to visit my sister in Tampa and go home to Maine for a few days. I met my sister’s friends, which was a fun experience. One of her friends went to the Air Force Academy and exchanged at the Coast Guard Academy when he was a cadet, so it was fun to listen to his stories of the CGA from a different perspective.
I saw my cousins and grandparents in Florida, as well, and had much-needed family time! Coming back to school was not too tough, because Easter weekend was just a short distance away and at the last minute I went home to see my parents and ski one last time for the season.
I am doing well academically and physically. I run a lot to keep my mind free, and I have been occasionally swimming with the triathlon club. I am currently training for a half-marathon, which I am doing during leave with my dad. Another way I keep myself busy lately is by painting. I like painting because the military does not necessarily allow you to be creative, so it is a good mental escape.
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