Holy fucking shit.
First post I've made in a long, long time and then my laptop decides to assume the "Backspace" button means go back one page, completely eliminating everything I had just written.
Fuck it. I'm summarizing.
1. Graduated from USNA, Class of 2011.
2. Wanted to propose to Hannah, but her mother said no b/c I "did not accept the Lord, Jesus Christ, as my personal savior." As happy as her and I were together, we decided to break up the morning after graduation. Although we were physically together until that morning... and that was the last time I had seen her. We still talk a lot, and I'll always have love for the young Lady... and we're going to my sister's wedding in Boston at the end of August.
3. The first month I moved here was extremely lonely... I was one of the few Ensigns here waiting for the July 27th class-up for our year-long nuclear propulsion training. Just living in Charleston, SC. But at the end of July, a bunch of friends moved here for the same class up, and life has been pretty amazing so far.
4. I am literally living my dream. For the past 6 years, I have wanted to earn the honor of being a US Naval Officer... from sweating through the blue shirt as 3rd Class Petty Officer to enduring the trials and frustrations as a Naval Academy Midshipmen, the work has all paid off. I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering and will be serving as a submarine officer after a lot of hard work throughout this program. I am a bit older than nearly all of my peers (26 yrs old, most are 21/22/23) so I am both hopeful and grateful for the future and the little extra experience I am bringing to the game.
So that's the summary. I guess being laconic can be a good thing from time to time, although this post was hardly laconic, in a manner of speaking. Nonetheless, that's the update. Single and living in sin city. Again. Last time I was here, I started dating Elise Littleton. I hope she's doing well these days - we haven't spoken for 4 years, since our speechless breakup during first semester of Plebe Year.