Hello again everyone!
The school year has definitely gotten a lot more hectic than it was last month, but we’re almost a quarter of the way through! There are only a few more months until all of these classes wrap up and we all head home for vacation. Life as a fourth class is much less stressful than I had expected. While we do have much more responsibility than before, we all seem to be able to get together and pull it off. We have all become a much more effective team than we had seen until now.
Over the last couple of months, I’ve been able to make several close friendships with others in my class. This has helped me get through some tough times, whether they are helping with my homework, or laughing at the things we’ve done to blow off some stress. It builds up quickly and it is important to relax once in a while, or else you go crazy.
I’ve recently been offered several opportunities to travel with the Windjammers, the Academy’s drum and bugle corps. There’s a trip to Canada planned, and the chance to play at a New York Jets game Thanksgiving weekend. These are things I never expected to be doing five months ago, and it almost seems unreal that I have the chance to now.
Even if we still have a very different college experience from the “average” freshman, life here at the Academy is definitely worth the sacrifices, especially if you can find ways to have fun.
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