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Pushing Through the Semester

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Kuntz Photo I can’t even begin to say how busy the past few weeks have been here. It seems like yesterday we were just starting the semester and now we’re already at midterms! I’ve been pretty busy with sailing. We are gone every weekend, which means that I don’t have a lot of time to do my homework or get ahead on projects. We go to a new venue almost every weekend for regattas and I’ve had a chance to see the East Coast way more than if I wasn’t a sailor. I’ll be the first person to admit that I didn’t think I was going to like the East Coast, but it is absolutely awesome. I grew up in a small, nautical community and that’s what all of these towns are; not to mention I’m a huge seafood fan and it doesn’t get any better than this!


Academically, it’s weird to think that I’m sort of used to having 3+ big assignments and projects due a week. The workload is a heavy but it’s manageable if you sit down and push through it. That’s my biggest thing, I get distracted really easily. I have to make a concerted effort to sit down and do my work, which makes for some entertaining, yet productive, studying sometimes.


Parents Weekend was kind of a bummer. I had a regatta in Boston so I was gone for the weekend and my mom just had surgery so she couldn’t travel up to Boston. It was kind of sad and made me really homesick when everyone was with their parents at classes, but this past weekend made up for it! My parents, grandparents, brother, and even my puppy came up for Columbus Day! That turned out to be a much better deal. For Parents Weekend, all of us cadets were required to go to a mandatory football game and so you couldn’t take a long weekend (unless you were in Boston sailing of course!). I had four days with my parents and it was so refreshing! Now there’s only 41 days until I leave for Thanksgiving (not that I’m counting or anything). It’s time to push through the rest of the semester and Christmas will be here before we know it!


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