I think everyone here at Norwich gets caught up in thinking military is the only way to go. While it's admirable and honorable when someone takes on a commission, scholarship, National Guard slot, etc., it's not your only option. I know many kids who feel like they're failing if they put in their time and effort with no avail (as far as military offers go). Well, the thing is, the military and Norwich has only so much they can offer and it doesn't line up with the amount of cadets here. Just because you're not being offered something does not mean you have not made personal physical, mental, and academic progress. It does not mean that your time is being wasted. You are bettering yourself as a person by being here and putting out and that is going to help you anywhere you want to go in the future. Furthermore, the leadership, discipline, and camaraderie that can be got here makes it all worthwhile. So, whether you become a military officer, cop, nurse, teacher, writer, carpenter, farmer...whatever it may be, do what you do to the best of your ability and ensure that you are doing it for the right reasons. We only got this one life to live here, give it your all, and don't be disheartened when one plan doesn't work out...usually you hold out long enough, and something better will come along.