Sydney in New York City

NYU - Freshman - Liberal Studies - Swimmer - Journalism

Finals

Free donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate from the wonderful people in charge of Rubin for the first day of finals week! I love Rubin.

It snowed so much today! ❄️⛄️😁

It snowed so much today! ❄️⛄️😁

Violet Games with my girls! All the varsity teams competed against each other in tug of war, dodgeball, volleyball, and basketball. Women’s swimming was the tug of war champs!

Violet Games with my girls! All the varsity teams competed against each other in tug of war, dodgeball, volleyball, and basketball. Women’s swimming was the tug of war champs!

Washington Square Christmas tree lighting with some friends last night. Caroling in the freezing cold.. So much holiday spirit this week.

Washington Square Christmas tree lighting with some friends last night. Caroling in the freezing cold.. So much holiday spirit this week.

ECACs swimming champions! I love these girls. What an exhausting but amazing weekend with some fast swimming.

ECACs swimming champions! I love these girls. What an exhausting but amazing weekend with some fast swimming.

Pictures from the Christmas tree lighting at the Rockefeller center last week! We went on a last minute whim… I was in sweatpants at dinner and we decided to go. So amazing to go to something so quickly and easily that everyone else in the country is watching on TV.

Thanksgiving in Jersey

I got to spend Thanksgiving in New Jersey with my friend Lindsey who I swim with! It was such a nice break where we basically just watched movies, slept, and ate. I’m so thankful that I have awesome friends who let me spend Thanksgiving with their families since I didn’t make it back home to mine.

I haven’t seen my parents since August and I’m excited to see them in less than three weeks! It’s been a busy, crazy, and exciting semester. I can’t believe it’s already almost over.

Time flies and I’m not sure how I feel about this semester already being over. College is already going by way too quickly!

Oh yeah, I swim!

Taper. Every swimmers favorite word. The best time of the year. Equal to Christmas (even better since it’s near the holiday season). The one time of year we finally get to rest and recover our bodies after months of tough training.

Taper starts next week for us! After two weeks of tapering, we swim at a huge meet called ECACs in about two weeks. I’m so ready to race fast. I picked up my kneeskin (the suit swimmers wear at big, important meets) today and it makes me even more excited. I’m psyched for our whole team. It’s going to be an awesome meet and there’s going to be a lot of fast races!

My favorite little shortcut whenever I walk home from eating at Weinstein! The ivy on the buildings is beautiful. I think some of the buildings are language buildings for NYU, residences, and a restaurant, but I’ve never been inside any of them.

My favorite little shortcut whenever I walk home from eating at Weinstein! The ivy on the buildings is beautiful. I think some of the buildings are language buildings for NYU, residences, and a restaurant, but I’ve never been inside any of them.

Some pieces of art I found particularly beautiful at the Metropolitan Museum of Art a week or so ago. My Cultural Foundations class in Liberal Studies has surprisingly helped me find an unexpected fascination with ancient art…