My friend Allison once defined senior year as “one giant countdown to a countdown.” It’s a pretty accurate description. From deadlines and decisions to milestones that used to feel distant, it seems like nearly everything this year has been a countdown to February – and now it’s here!
This is a month of endings…
February is my last full month of swimming. Ever. As “the end” of my swimming career nears, I am beginning to feel more and more sentimental. It’s crazy to think that all the hours, weeks, yards, and years that I’ve put into this sport will amount to a few short moments. It will all soon be a memory – which is both exciting and sad. Nonetheless, I’m determined to make the hard work and commitment count and end on a good note!
Read more: My Swimming Story
The anticipation is growing, but it’s nice to know that in the very near future, all the waiting will be worth it and my future will be a bit more clear. My motto for the next couple of weeks: keep calm and refresh (my online application statuses) on!
Read more: The (College) Waiting Game: My Experience
And snow days.
Below: The once-in-a-lifetime moment when the snow actually looks picturesque (before it turns grey and slushy, that is).
February, let’s do this.