I can’t believe it’s been just over an entire week since I blogged last! It’s shameful, I know. But in my defense, this past week (and a bit) was absolutely filled to the brim with the following things:
- My last ever collegiate squash matches (last weekend)
- Resuming thesis (in a BIG way)
- Resuming class work
- Getting ready for midterms this week!
Part of me doesn’t even know how I’m writing this right now after having spent the past ~96 hours in complete thesis reading/writing mode. But time to take a break from that, so let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
1. College Squash Association Individual Championships
Last weekend, individuals were held here at Princeton! I was so incredibly excited to have them at home, and was even more ecstatic that our whole team and a bunch of friends came out to watch! To any of you guys reading this- thank you so much. I know that much of the reason I was able to play my heart out last weekend was thanks to all of your amazing support and cheering.
I actually ended up doing much better than expected in the tournament, coming in as the #11 seed, and grabbing a top 4 finish! My goal going in was to make it to the quarter finals, so I was pretty bewildered when I managed to get 3 better-than-expected wins to put me through to the semis.
All thanks to the awesome cheering squad 😀
2. Resuming Thesis
I have spent much of the past 4 days in libraries working on my thesis. A few days ago, the 2 month mark hit me, and I knew that with squash season over, it was time to get cracking. Seriously. So, I’ve spent almost ALL day (except for some eating and workouts) in more or less the exact same seat, drinking insane amounts of coffee, and listening to the same 4 Kygo remixes over and over again.
Coffee and Kygo are going to have to get special shootouts in my thesis acknowledgments…they’re keeping me going!
Not that I ever stopped going to class, but the week before midterms I figured you should probably make sure you are doing your absolute best to retain as much information as possible. All of that reading and intensive listening piles up!
4. Midterms (this week!)
Eeek! To be honest, since the past few days have been 100% consumed by thesis, I have barely had more than a moment to think about midterms. Fortunately I only have one project and one exam, but I need to make sure that I leave myself enough time to study for it.
Alrighty my time’s up here. This week look for a post on Greek yogurt, as well as a little personal piece on my experience as a female athlete. I’ve also got a post to write about Quest bars, which I’m hoping to do as soon as midterms are over! Oof!
What’s been consuming your life lately?