Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ready or not... Here I come...

These last few months I've been doing the whole college prep thing: scholarships, college applications, financial aid, the whole ordeal, but it still seemed so far away. Swim is officially over, and I'm not sure if I'm ready to be done. This year was one of the hardest and most trying years I've ever experienced. Last swim season ended in a torrential downpour of tears and a coachless swim team... this year the team bounced right back, placing in the same places they did last year (boys took 2nd; girls took 4th) which was shocking for everyone. The experience taught me that I can bounce back, no matter how hopeless I believe the circumstances to be. For the last 3 years I have identified myself as a swimmer, and now I'm not... and that's weird. I realize I don't know exactly where my life is going, but I know that I'm excited for something new... This is the end of an era.... but also just the beginning.

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”
-James Dean

Love always,


Jennifer said...

Not knowing is the best part. It leaves room for the universe to surprise you. :)

berto said...

What Jebby said.

I mean, how boring would life be if you knew exactly what was gonna happen, right?

This IS just the beginning. Bring it on, world.


Morgan said...

Congratulations, by the way. I'm so proud of you :) And what you'll find is so much greater than what you've left behind, I promise. Just remember not to forget that stuff either. It's still important and special.

Swim-a-holic said...

Erin! I love you so much and it is so hard to think you are leaving me and going to college! Dude, it's gonna be so hard! But I will be able to drive and we will make work! I love you so much!!!