Today is my birthday!
As a rook, you usually don’t get much joy or celebration on your birthday, but today was an exception with the help of my rook family. As we got on the wall before chow, my roommate posted her fist and announced to our cadre that it’s my birthday. The whole platoon then proceeded to sing a loud happy birthday and gave me one clap for turning 19.
Overall, it was an especially nice day. I was able to spend time in the chapel practicing drums and guitar with a few members from my rook family. One of my rook brothers got donuts from Dunkin as a birthday treat and another rook brother gave me an awesome drawing as a gift. All throughout the day, I heard shouts of "Happy birthday!" from my rook siblings and cousins.