I am an active member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and maintain the Mobile, Alabama flotilla web page .
My daughters are on the USCG Gators Swim team (I also maintain their web page) in the summer and CMSA .
You can't take yourself too seriously.
On the other hand, the owner of the website that I took this demotivating picture from owns the copyrights to ":(" and will sue you if you don't purchase a license before putting a frowny face in your email.
Isn't travel fun?