Third Day of October of the Year 2012
Learning to Lead
Finally, after a few weeks of waiting, I have uniforms. I may be missing pants because the ones I tried on didn't fit, but I still have my uniforms. Civil Air Patrol is my future in the world of leadership. Who better to learn from than someone who has been there and done that. My from Heidi is a Lieutenant Colonel in CAP, so she's kind of important I guess. She has been all over the place in the world of CAP, and I can already tell that I will be glad to have her as my "NCO," which is ironic since she is an officer, but I will be higher rank than her. Basically, she's a Cadet officer and I am a Senior Member; a Senior Member (SM) is anyone who joins CAP at the age of 18 or older. When my paperwork fully goes through the processing stage, and my fingerprints make it through the FBI, I will be a Senior Member Basic. I will not have a rank until I complete Level 1 of SM training, then I will become a Flight Officer after 3 months if I have completed everything. I very much enjoy going to the meetings every Tuesday night at the National Guard building, and I can't wait to find out what my Civil Air Patrol future holds. Squadron Commander? Encampment staff? I hope so! With the years of experience that the Cadet Officers have at my disposal, I know I things can run smoothly. I always grew up with the ethics that you should treat your "followers" like your children, and that is what I intend to do. I might have to make decisions that could be questioned at times, but it wouldn't be any fun if everything was so simple.
Now onto Norwich. It is beautiful here! The leaves are turning and falling, the air is crisp, the landscape is full of color, and parents weekend is in 2 days. The Rooks can go off campus with their folks for periods of time, most likely to sleep because that's what I would do, and us civilians get to see our parents for a few days. The only problems I have been having so far at Norwich have been with my roommate. I complain about him a lot to my friends and to my parents. Basically, I only get to sleep for maximum 6 hours a night even on weekends. I can't physically fall asleep while he is awake because he makes a lot of noise, but he probably doesn't know it. I can't take naps too often during the day either for the same reason; plus, he is always in our room. He leaves for classes and chow, that's about it. I am hopefully going to be moving rooms within the next few days. I didn't know that when I checked the box for civilian lifestyle that I would be going through Rookdom's sleeping habits. Other than that, it's been a good half of a semester. Taking Calculus 1 in high school definitely paid off since most of the things I am learning in Calculus here is just review. Programming couldn't be better. I enjoy going to every single class, and I know that I will continue to love it for some time.
using namespace std;
cout << "Well that's all for now!" << endl;
cout << "Have a good week!" << endl << endl;
cout << "Would you like to re-run this program?" << endl;
cin >> ans;
while (ans == 'Y' || ans == 'y');
if (ans == 'N' || ans == 'n')
cout << "Goodbye!" << endl;