This past fall semester was something that I have never experienced before. It was crazy, challenging, and definitely different. I wake up early in the mornings (about 5 o'clock) and go to town to my ROTC workout. From those early mornings I would go to my classes and wrap up right about noon almost every day. It was enjoyable yet challenging. I met many new people that I absolutely love.
As the semester wore on I pushed harder in my ROTC 'duties'. I felt that I was coming to a peak in the mountain. We were getting ready for our APFT and I was nervous yet excited for the test. One morning while playing basketball (my favorite game of all time) I stole the ball and ran down the court to lay the ball in for a layup when my foot stuck to the ground and I heard a familiar popping noise. I was in shock and denial that I had torn my ACL.
From this time forward I fell into frustration with life. I had felt so invincible, so ready for life, and then everything was taken from me. I was benched..........again for the next few months. Spring semester was a rush. We started it out running as soon as all the renegades were back together. Life was crazy yet so enjoyable because I was beginning to find my nitch. I love my ROTC people.
To sum up my first year of college, I would say that I have grown. I am more complete. I have grown closer to Christ and to the people who matter the most at this time in my life. I would not trade in my adventures, mistakes, and experiences for anything in the world. Looking forward to the next three years!