We are about a month into the school year and I am enjoying being part of the corps! This semester I'm enrolled in honors English, rowing/coxing for the crew team and participating in Catholic FOCUS and other various activities, so it’s been a pretty busy few weeks. Getting involved in lots of extracurricular and academic activities is not only a great way to challenge yourself, but also allows for chances to experience events not available during the regular school day. Whether it’s taking a trip to see an author speak after practice, attending a lunch excusal, or traveling to Mystic for a regatta, getting outside of Chase Hall even for just a little bit helps me to take a step back and see things in perspective. It is also a great way to get to know people in other companies better outside of the classroom atmosphere – people who are now good friends I met through sports and activities.
On the other hand, it is a challenge to find time in the day to devote to unscheduled activities that come up, such as a meeting with a teacher who is also on a tight schedule, or fun liberty plans. Taking part in the many activities CGA has to offer is definitely something I would recommend, as long as you can retain some control over your schedule!
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