It’s a week from Thanksgiving? No stop! I didn’t think I’d ever want to slow a semester down, but right now things are flying by so fast its hard to keep track of what’s what. We only have two full weeks of school left and then finals and yet we still have more than 50% of grades left to earn in most classes. That means that this is going to be a busy next two weeks and I’m already feeling the heat. Three tests and three 20-minute presentations a week and to finish it all off, five three-hour finals to make or break you. The stress levels are high all around the Academy, but there’s a nice Thanksgiving break coming up that will be a good 30-second timeout before play resumes.
I have never listened to Christmas music before Thanksgiving’s over, never! Once it’s the day after Thanksgiving, the Christmas lights come on and the Christmas music gets turned up. Unfortunately, this State of the Union address is to inform you that this sacred law has been broken. On the 11th day of November in the year of 2012, Christmas music was played, and it hasn’t stopped. It was just the only way to get through the week! Play a little Christmas music and homework doesn’t feel as arduous and the nights don’t seem as late. The sun shines a little brighter (that is, if it ever does shine during the Dark Ages) and that glorious three-week break seems right around the corner. In reality, it is right around the corner, yet it feels miles away with what has to get done before it can get here.
It’s nice to stop and think for a minute about where we are. We are just about done with the first half of our 3/c year. Soon enough we will be hearing trainings on how to be great cadre this summer and then we will see our cadre graduate. It’s a tough four years, but from what I can see, it doesn’t last long.
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