October 28, 1785

Today I, Napoleon Bonaparte, graduated from military school with  the rank of second lieutenant in the artillery. I was able to complete the two year program within one year, and now I am ready to take up my new duties in the military.

I have recently been hearing talk among the people about uprisings and riots directed towards the monarchy. They do not like the way the king has been running the country, and want less division between the classes. Being a middle class citizen myself, I see their point, however their talk is unsettling.

I do not want to do anything that would jeopardize my new position as second lieutenant, so I plan to simply do as I am told and follow directions. I do not think anything will happen at the moment however, because people complain about everything and that doesn’t always mean an uprising is coming.

The military will likely keep me busy this next little while, but if anything newsworthy happens I’ll be sure to write about it.

-Napoleon Bonaparte

“Death is nothing; but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” -http://www.military-quotes.com/Napoleon.htm