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The Home Stretch?

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Daghir Photo Back from Spring Break!! I can’t believe that March is almost over! I have just about finished my first academic week back from leave and it has gone by very quickly. I went home to Maryland for Spring break, and although it was not a tropical vacation, I was still able to make the most of my time off through relaxing, sleeping and spending time with my family and my pet dog. I started the week off with the Maryland State Championship Girls Basketball Game that my high school team (of which I was the manager last year) won for the second year in a row! For the rest of the week, my sister and brother and parents had school and work, so I slept in, went running, and took my dog on a lot of walks. My parents and I went to Washington D.C on Wednesday and we went to a new restaurant and we went to the Newseum. It was a lot of fun. The week went by really fast and I spent the last two days at Elizabethtown College with my best friend from high school and realized that regular college life was not as glamorous as I had envisioned. I was very surprised to see that my room was significantly larger than hers, although it was a lot less purple. I really enjoyed going home and I am glad that I did because I am probably not going to be home until after summer school (I have to take Calculus 2 over the summer).


Speaking of summer, I am so excited!!! I am going on the first phase of training on Eagle, so I get to go to Aruba and Guantanamo Bay and end in St. Petersburg, Florida! I FINALLY passed boards, and although it was on my third try, I managed to get them over with before leaving for Spring break which was very nice. We just had our midterm this week, which means that we only have six weeks left of school!!! Also, the Fourth Class Formal is this weekend and my cousin is coming up to be my friend’s date and Foxtrot Company is getting very excited about the dance. I think that it is going to be so cool to see our crest be unveiled in Leamy during the dance as well. I also have a sailing regatta this weekend so I am going to be very busy. A little bit more than 50 people still have to pass boards in our class, and when they do, we will be able to have wardroom carry-on and all of that fun stuff (although do already have music out loud and white board privileges.)


To conclude this blog entry, I just have to say that this semester is both moving very quickly and the end will be here sooner than I can most likely imagine. My goal for the next few months are to keep my grades up and to hang in there while I wait for my CARRY-ON and red 3/c shields! Happy first day of Spring!! :)