This weekend, I traveled to Washington D.C. with the Model United Nations Team for the National Model United Nations conference. It was a unique experience—working with students from around the world to come up with solutions to real world global problems. It was also the time I was out of uniform and in the public in civilian clothing, so it was a strange feeling. However, we did wear our uniforms on the first and last day of the conferences, and many people came up to us and either asked questions or gave their thanks. The first building we walked into, a Commander spotted us and struck up a conversation, and we knew someone in common over the Academy. The Coast Guard truly is a tight knit service.
We took a tour of the U.S. Capitol before the conference and were prompted to see the actual U.S. Senate and House Chambers—something a lot of people don’t have the chance to see. 4/c John Roddy, another 4/c blogger, was also there, so you should check out his blog: he’s really into Model UN.
Last weekend, I went out to see the comedian Jim Gaffigan at the University of Rhode Island. It’s good to get out once in a while and get some laughs in, especially during a stressful time like midterms. No matter how busy you are, it’s important to set aside some time to decompress.
Midterms were stressful and are finally over with, and I did pretty well, although there’s always room for improvement. There’s a lot to do before Thanksgiving, and I keep telling myself that it will be here soon. Everyone in Golf Company is looking forward to the Veteran’s Day Long Weekend, and I hope to go to Boston. In the meantime, Happy Halloween!
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