In January, we mostly huddled inside, trying to study for exams, prepare for thesis presentations, and finish off our second to last semester. At the end of the month, I took a trip down to Austin, TX with Princeton Crew for our annual winter training trip.
|The team in Texas.|
February began our final semester at Princeton. The month went by in a blur, with the exception of Dan's wonderful V-day surprise.
During February, I also worked my way into the top boat with the Princeton lightweights as we prepped for our first race.
March marked the start of our racing season, where we blew our competition out of the water. We immediately took the top of the national polls. It also marked a rapidly approach deadline: my senior thesis due date.
In early April, my thesis was handed in, and the beginning of the end began. The lightweights finished our undefeated regular season, Dan and I completed our final classes at Princeton, and we prepared for finals and graduation.
In May, we won the regional championships!
And then Dan and I graduated.
I got sick during graduation. Lots of people, incredibly high temperatures, and the stress of training were not a good combination. I stayed sick through June, when we raced at the national championships, and came in second.
Dan and I briefly parted ways while he visited home in Oregon and I flew to England to race one last time.
|Rowing in England!|
In August, Dan started work at an architecture firm in San Francisco. As we both got busier, the year began to march away a little bit more quickly.
September and October were spent looking for housing and making money. We finally moved into our new apartment in mid-November. We enjoyed Thanksgiving with Dan's parents, as they came down to help us move.
|Thanksgiving on the beach! Only in California.|
Now, one year later, Dan and I are out on our own, and preparing for our wedding--a short two weeks away!
Stay tuned for New Year's Resolutions tomorrow!
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