This Friday, I'll finally get to fly a Blackhawk. More than a year after I embarked on this journey...some speed bumps and stuff along the way but that's life.

I think if I could warn myself a year ago it would have been to prepare mentally for continuing school and not trying to shut my brain off after college until I go back to get my masters in a few years (which is how I came here burned out from college). It's called flight school for a reason. And looking at a training schedule is deceptive, today I was only scheduled from 0700-1215. Add all the time in a classroom, library, simulator though and I had a 15hr day. Just like yesterday. Just like tomorrow will be.