Growing up in New Jersey which isn't ridiculously far away from New England, I thought that the change in climate and location wouldn't be too drastic and this morning reminded me of how very wrong I was. This morning was about 20 degrees when we had morning formation and when I came back inside and put on the news it said to feel like 6 degrees! I can't wait for Spring to get here already because New England is absolutely gorgeous in the Fall and Spring!
So today I had most of my major classes such as Vessel Chartering and Brokerage, Organizational Management and Accounting 2. General Flanagan in my OM class discussed with us today about different Principles of Management including Planning, Organizing, Directing, Controlling for a common Objective. Being an Air Force General he certainly knows all about leading and how to inspire people which makes me fascinating to listen to. He has so many war stories of Vietnam that I can't help but take a ton of notes. In high school I will admit that I never really knew how to study or take notes and one of the most valuable lessons I learned freshman year during study hours was just that. I learned how I learned which is different from person to person.
Today was quite busy after school. I applied to almost 20 internship applications for internships overseas (in Europe), made updates to my resume and registered to go to this year's Cape Cod Leadership Forum for next week. I am excited to meet with so many prestigious people in our area and represent MMA. There is never too many leadership seminars, conferences or meetings someone can attend. For me, leadership is an ever-evolving characteristic that is only advanced through practice and wisdom. Squad Leader and Student Trustee have been my biggest "leadership simulator" as you will often hear the Admiral refer to it.