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Work Hard, Play Hard

(Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Just for Fun, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Miller Photo Every weeknight, I face a constant struggle between getting my homework done… or doing something else. Between the guitar on my desk, the internet on my laptop, the people in Chase Hall, and everything else, it’s easy to get distracted. It doesn’t help that crew ended—whenever I have additional free time, I usually waste more of it. Luckily, crew workouts will be starting up soon and I have a lot of club activities going on, so I’ll be getting busier again.


One of the clubs I’m starting to get more involved with is the International Ballroom Dance Club. I never really thought I would join it, but over the summer one of my friends got me interested in swing dancing and I decided to try out the Ballroom Dance Club. While I’m definitely not the most graceful dancer, it’s a lot of fun and a nice change of pace from rowing and homework and general military obligations.


I’ve also started taking advantage of the surrounding area. For example, over Columbus Day weekend I went up to Rumney, New Hampshire with some friends to camp and rock climb. Rumney was a beautiful area and we’re already talking about going back. I’ve also started to walk around New London more, mainly to restaurants. There are definitely some really good places to eat downtown—one place, Northern Indian Lights, has some of the best Indian food I’ve ever tasted.


Leaving Chase Hall and doing different activities is great—it allows me to focus more when I actually return so that I’m actually somewhat productive.


As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at!



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