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The Challenge

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 Heimerman Photo One of the things I am beginning to notice with the Academy is that it always challenges you. Swab Summer challenges you to push yourself even when you want to quit on the last lap. It challenges you the stay emotionally strong in the face of failure. Swab Summer challenges you to never give up and to persevere.


One of the biggest shocks was switching from Swab Summer mode to the school year mode. All of a sudden, you were responsible for yourself instead of a cadre watching over your back. With the new atmosphere came a whole new set of challenges. The hardest of these challenges did not seem hard at first but disregarding its importance could wind up getting you into trouble, and that is time management. I’ll say it again; time management is one of the most important skills needed here at the Academy. The challenge is figuring out a schedule that works for you and also gets things accomplished. There are going to be distractions and opportunities too good to pass up but sometimes you will just have to say no.


The best advice I can give you is to work hard and stick to your plan but don’t forget to have fun!


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