- Mar 15, 2019
For context, I successfully completed plebe year with silver and gold stars, did well in the regiment, participated in a ton of waterfront, and played in many musical ensembles. I absolutely loved it. However, the day I stepped foot on a real ship, I truly despised it. The cold metal surrounding me at all times, the cramped quarters (I'm claustrophobic), the rough-around-the-edges crew members, and the general atmosphere immediately depressed me. Sailing was my only option as I will not be going active, and now that just stepping foot on a ship makes me sad, I don't see how sailing is a viable option. Any advice? I'd prefer it from actual alumni on here, not the parents who think they know what KP is like. Life is short, and I think there are a lot of other things out there that I could excel at, so why force myself down this career path that I'm clearly not going to enjoy when there are so many more options? Thanks in advance. - A 2024-A Midshipman.