This is my corps. There are many like it, but none that are the same. My competitors are my family and friends; my family and friends are my competition. I work harder. I sleep less. I practice more. I don’t need compliment or praise; my reward is collective superiority. I push harder. I complain…
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
My classes are pretty interesting for the most part and I feel confident in doing well this semester. That’s good because it’s the main focus. I just wish I actually did get to dorm and make bonds as easily as the living-on-campus students. People seem so nice and cool but, I don’t have a single clue on how to talk to anyone. Making new friends in a school where you don’t know anyone is harder than I thought…
The back and forth train rides weren’t as cool as I hoped too.
wish i was witty and cute but instead im sarcastic and annoying
ladies and gentlemen, the american education system
My school apparently ran out of toilet paper a few weeks ago and my Spanish teacher was telling the girls to keep a roll in their purses and the guys to keep a roll in our backpacks. North American Education system.
this is basically any public school in the world tbh
bet the football teams have new equiptment though
Whoop there it is