Boy, that week was rough with three exams, two projects, homework assignments, and training in diving for a tough competition the following Saturday! I remember clearly staying up all night till 2:00 am or 3:00 am, studying for the exams and completing the projects. I stayed on campus with another friend who was having a rough week with trying to complete his long lab assignment. I’m thankful to have somebody experiencing the same thing along my side as we encouraged each other to keep going and finish the night. After the brutal week, I had a home diving meet with a diver who beat me last year. She was one competition I had to look out for. Yet, I beat her on 1M diving! She beat me on 3M, but only by few points. It was good and I felt the fire in me wanting to keep going and get better for later in the season.
During the week, I relearned one of my dives that I had before I came to college, three years ago! That dive was back 2 1/2 somersaults off 3M diving board! It was so much fun relearning it, even though I over-rotated and smacked onto my thighs hard and kept going. I competed it for the recent meet last Saturday, November 7, and I did very well. I also broke the St. Lawrence 1M diving pool record. I had so much fun being with my team and watching a bunch of movies on the 4-hour long bus ride there and back! The photo I’m sharing is my favorite team photo thus far; we have this amazing family dynamic going on.
I have learned that no matter how bad of a week you may be having, whether it’s academic- or life-related, you can still find that fire in you and keep doing what you love.It’s week 12 tomorrow and as it is an even week, you will be hearing from me again shortly! I cannot wait for Thanksgiving and reuniting with my family in Pennsylvania.