Tag Archives: perfectionism

Motivation

ELFFF! Elf is on TV right now and I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend a chilly Sunday night just before Thanksgiving. I loveee Will Ferrell! He’s hilarious. And Zooey Deschanel’s voice may be one of the most beautiful … Continue reading

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This week was a really, reallyyyy intense training week for swim. Everyday we had to swim all-out racing sets, which sap the body of all its energy and tire out the muscles to the point where it’s difficult to move. … Continue reading

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Recovery isn’t the road to perfect

It seems kind of counterintuitive, but up until the other day when I posted my last poem “Inside a Box,” I kind of had this feeling that I hadn’t reached “recovered” yet because I was still unhappy a lot of … Continue reading

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Chugging Gatorade as a metaphor for a knock out punch.

I was reminded yesterday that there are some major downsides to getting your period. When I wasn’t getting it every month, I forgot about how I used to feel really weak in swim practices and meets when I was on … Continue reading

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The hardest lesson to learn

I’m stubborn. Growing up, I didn’t struggle with school work. Reading was intuitive, addition and subtraction came easily, algebra and biology were enjoyable. I put the work in, but it was easy for me to do so – because I … Continue reading

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Another piece of the puzzle

Today I had planned on posting about fall weather because it’s finally here!! It’s a beautiful clear and crisp day here in Ithaca – perfect for sitting out on the patio at our favorite local hangout Collegetown Bagels, going for … Continue reading

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Week 1 – DUNZO

The first full week of school and practice was interesting and exhausting! I don’t have classes Fridays so I have been lounging around my apartment all morning catching up on blogs, doing laundry, and downing Mucinex like it’s my job. … Continue reading

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