You don't know me, and I only know you from http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/sections/article/gallery/?pic=1&id=98120
Even though you got a lot of flack for it, I was rooting for you to make it. I'm sorry you didn't but I heard you're doing AFROTC now, an equally good program and I wish you the best! BTW that picture you drew and sent out to the cadet wing was pretty well drawn, what program did you use? Also, I'm wondering what you were thinking when you sent that... very balls-y of you.
Thanks for reading.
-USAFA 2015 Hopeful
I really appreciate your wishes, and honestly they mean allot. I have no ill will against the academy or my experience there, and I assure you I didn’t leave because of the fallout of that article. Simply a new understanding of the direction I wanted to take my life.
Haha, but that picture, out of context, was definitely something that could be misinterpreted. I drew it with Adobe Sketchbook Pro(im sure you know they issue you touch screens there), and honestly it kinda stemmed from using drawing as an escape, but the picture itself wasn’t supposed to be as negative as some construed it.
Sent out through a class-wide email to all freshman, containing the words “To all of who have shown me kindness in my time at the Academy, I tip my hat to you, and i look forward to serving along side you in our nations air force, to everyone else , carry on.”
Often, when people are leaving the academy, they feel the need to leave with a long typed soliloquy sent out class-wide to try to leave one last impression, some sense of permanence or significance, which is promptly TLDR’d and sent to the trash folder in outlook. So I tried to keep my message short and sweet, and i guess it has a bit more permanence than I had ever expected. But It’s exactly what I meant, There are good people and less endearing ones, and i was fortunate to see both extremes. But I assure you I didn’t mean it as a big F U to the institution and all its people (any one of my old squadmates would corroborate my sentiments), but such is the nature of art, and those you leave it to be interpreted by.
But I wish you nothing but the best of luck with your plans for USAFA, and hope my classmates (2013rs) do a job with your training. And if you have any more questions or want advice, I’d be more than happy to share what I’ve learned from my own mistakes.