So I finally finished the drive from Ohio to Cali, and it was ridiculously fun. We stopped in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arizona. We stopped to take pictures at the St. Louis arch, go river rafting (for free!) with my friend Niki in Durango, Colorado, see the Meteor Crater and Grand Canyon in Arizona, stand in the 4 corners of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, play in Las Vegas, chill on the beach in SoCal, and then watch Olympic Trials in San Jose! When I was in Arizona I woke up to a nice email letting me know that I got dental clearance! Yayy! It happened a lot earlier than I expected, and I'm so happy to know they're at least looking at my application. I got a little nervous when I looked a little further down and saw a big red hold on my medical clearance though. However, it said that all applicants have a hold at first because they still need time to review that part of the application --so fingers crossed--.
I'm definitely starting to get RAS (restless applicant syndrome) now and I'm also starting to have PC dreams of being sent to all sorts of places. It's weird that I'm back in Cali now and that I'm done with college and gym..and it's forsure weird to say "I have a degree in.." instead of "I'm majoring in.." I had to update my address back to Cali for PC too which made me a little sentimental for some reason. Anyway, here's to hoping for that invite soon and a journey that's gonna help me grow into a better and more experienced person!