I cannot believe how fast this semester has already gone by! It feels like just yesterday I began third class year, but here I am and it’s already almost Halloween and midterms have already passed.
It has been a good, yet crazy, month. I’ve had hockey and rugby along with school to keep me way too busy. I have hockey practice most mornings from 0500 (which means a 0400 wake up!) until 0600, breakfast, classes, and then rugby after school. Surprisingly though, being so busy has been beneficial, and at midterms I received the highest GPA of my time here yet. I think having so many things going on has kept me focused and motivated.
Although my hockey season is just beginning, the regular season of rugby is about to end. However, we are undefeated and because of this we are going to playoffs as the number one team in our conference! This means that our rugby season could extend into December, thus the rest of the semester. My team is all hoping for the chance to go to nationals, which is in Florida this year.
Amidst all the chaos, I’ve still found some time to devote to myself and my friends. I’ve been able to spend a lot of time this month with my sponsor family, who I am really close to. We went to Providence a couple weekends ago to see this awesome Jack-O-Lantern display at the zoo. I’ve also taken on a new church, in Norwich with one of my best friends. She knew the pastor and his wife prior to becoming a cadet. They are a young couple from South Africa and on Sundays we normally spend time and have lunch with them after church. It’s a good time! Plus it helps that the pastor is a diehard rugby fan!
As October comes to a close I am looking forward to more winter-like weather (the first snow!) and to go home on Thanksgiving leave at the end of the month.
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