One of the weird things about the Academy is that finals week—supposedly the hardest week out of the year—is also the most relaxing. True, we have major tests worth a large portion of our grade, but the overall environment is much more relaxed than usual. Rather than reciting indoc at clocks every morning, the 4/c sing Christmas carols. Instead of family style breakfast, we have buffet style, which means that there is more types of food available, and also that we can go later in the morning instead of right after formation. This also means we can sleep more.
There’s just also a lot more time available. Military obligations decrease dramatically, and with no more classes, there’s a lot more free time. For example, today I had enough time to run, swim, shop, study, and relax—and it’s not even the end of the workday yet.
So yes, finals are stressful, but overall? The most relaxing week at the Academy.
For any questions about life at the Academy, feel free to email me at Caroline.Miller1@uscga.edu!
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