This past month has been very eventful! The month started with Columbus Day weekend and the corps was granted a long. I went to my best friend Kelsey’s house with a bunch of my girl friends. We had a lot of fun watching movies, shopping, and getting loads of rest.
Homecoming was also a big event this year and it was awesome to see the graduated classes come back to reminisce on their time spent at the Academy and in the Coast Guard. I was fortunate enough to attend a women’s leadership brunch on Sunday morning with multiple officers. I met a lot of really great people who were so willing to talk about their experiences and give great advice to young cadets. It was a really inspiring experience to hear about the different tracks they took and what they are doing now. I feel like I gained mentors in a matter of hours that will help me throughout my career.
My first swimming and diving meet occurred this month, which was fun and nerve-racking. I always freak myself out before I do a dive, but I have to remember to stay calm and focused. The team did really great at the meet and I love being a part of the team. We have the best coaches who are wonderful role models to all of us.
Halloween is always a morale booster around the Academy. We were all able to dress up in costumes and eat dinner in the wardroom. They had a costume contest and trick or treating on the hill. It was a great time for all of the cadets and fun to be out of uniform and to see all of the creative costumes.
Veterans Day weekend is coming up and the corps gets another long. I have a swimming and diving meet so I won’t be able to leave until Saturday evening, but I am still looking forward to having a relaxing time at my best friend’s house.
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