Okay, so it is not your typical TGIF title, but I can honestly say that this week has been the craziest I have had so far at the Academy. Between crazy classes, meetings, conferences, dinners galore I haven’t had much time to enjoy this beautiful weather we are having. This morning Mr. Gomes, the Regimental Commander, and Mr. Dineen, our Regimental Training and Retention Officer, hosted a meeting with all of the juniors applying for senior leadership positions next year. With less than 20 days to go before we have to hand in our application the pressure is on to make sure they are perfect and complete. After the meeting I had my classes and met with Dr. Ritschel, the play director, about Ireland. For our Patriot’s Day break I will be heading to Ireland with my best friend from high school for 6 nights. Dr. Ritschel, being from Ireland has been able to tell me all about what to see and hints to get the best bang for my euro while I am there. I never really had a good relationship with my professors in high school, not that I did not like them, but I never really got to know them and they never got to know me. I really value how different MMA in that our professors really do get to know us in and out of the classroom. After class I went to work in the ABS Information Commons participating in the Phone-a-than which is going to be such a great asset for the school to have. Essentially about 20 cadets are calling to speak with alumni and tell them all about the great renovations or events MMA and speak with them about The Foundation. After the meeting at 1800, I went to the USTS Kennedy rate dinner, hosted by the Board of Trustee’s, and spent a wonderful dinner eating steaks and tiramisu. With tomorrow being the Board of Trustee meeting I am looking with hearing from all of the different departments and seeing the Trustees again. It has been such an honor being a part of the Board of Trustees this year and with the school year coming to an end much quicker than I thought it would be I am valuing every meeting and committee day we have more and more. So, thank God tomorrow is Friday because after the conference, meetings, work, dinner, Squad Leader duties and Trustee meeting I am in need of a nap!