Thursday, May 22, 2014

What I've Been Up To

Hiii. I know I went MIA with no explanation but life got pretty crazy and I needed to take some time to focus on me and well, blogging just didn't make the cut. But I'm back and ready to share with you what I've been up to and what I have in store for the future.

End of the semester. This is the least cool excuse ever, I know, but it's true. I actually had the least stressful end of the semester since being in college but I still had countless papers and presentations in addition to one killer exam that's been looming over my head since last December. The good news is that I nailed finals in a way I never have before and am really proud of the work I put in.

What's next: One semester left! I am graduating in December and have officially locked down my schedule for my final semester as an undergrad. Between now and August I will be spending my time studying for the GRE, visiting grad schools and beginning the application process. For those of you who have asked I am currently majoring in interdisciplinary studies with my concentration in sport psychology and sports marketing. I will hopefully be studying kinesiology/sport psych in grad school, with the dream being to one day open my own sport psychology consulting firm. I'm also minoring in French and Spanish. There you have it.

"Doing me." This has been anything but a typical year for me. Not to brag but just to be honest, but my life was really comfortable growing up. My dad passing away unexpectedly in December and my boyfriend of almost five years breaking up with me in March have made 2014 quite unlike any other. While I knew the breakup was coming, it didn't hurt any less. After talking with some good friends I realized the importance of taking this time to focus on myself and do the things that I enjoy. So that's what I've been doing. I skipped one too many workouts in favor of happy hour with friends and it was worth it every time.

What's next: HA! I know this is not a super personal blog so I'm not going to write about my dating plans (also because I have no idea what's going to happen). But I'm going to continue to "do me." I went to Atlantic City with friends a few weeks ago and had the most funs I've had in years. Yes, years. I need more weekends like that one. I'm spending the next how-ever-long working on creating the life I've always wanted and making sure everything I do is something that I truly enjoy.

Kicking off the 2014 race season. The last post I wrote was a training update for the Columbia Triathlon. Well that race has come and gone already. I knew going into this race that it wasn't going to be a PR and that was solidified when the swim was cancelled. I will have a race report up soon so I'm not going to share too much now but I will say that I am increasingly excited about the rest of my 2014 season.

What's next: I have not locked down all my racing plans for this year but I know for sure I will be racing at least two sprints, one Olympic and one Half Ironman. Yup, that's right. I bit the bullet and signed up for my first half in September. I hate to be vague but more details to come soon :)

So there you have it. That's what I've been up to this past month. Now that I have more time I am excited to get back in the swing of writing regularly. I really missed it!


  1. I love your perspective and positive attitude, Shannon! Bright and big things ahead for you! Congrats on a successful semester and your first race… can't wait to read your race report! Have a fab holiday weekend :)

  2. Ohhhh can't wait to hear which half you signed up for!!! One more semester--HECK YES!

  3. You are doing so awesome lady, I am beyond excited for you and PROUD of you for all you have been going through and how you handle it all. I'm always here if you need anything~!