I want to preface this post by saying that I am extremely excited to be attending USMA. But the closer I get to R-day, the more nervous I get. I play sports and work out, but I am not really the best athlete out there. I'm not terrible, it's just that I know that a lot of the new cadets will be able to max out the APFT easily, while I find it to be challenging. Don't get me wrong, I love a good challenge, but I don't want to be the new cadet who's always letting others down. Also, while there are some videos over beast, it seems to have a lot of mystery to me. Some people describe it as 7 weeks of pure misery while others describe it as the most fun experience of their life. And of course, it feels weird that I will be leaving my old life and starting over again. I am really excited to begin this exciting path, but I'm definitely gonna miss my family and friends. I hope that my feelings are normal.