2014 in Review


Hey y’all! I hope you’ve been having a nice Christmas break! I’ve been on break since the beginning of December, and I can’t believe that school starts up again next week! As expected, PT school leaves little time for blogging (or sleeping, eating, working out, having a life, etc.), but I’m loving every minute of it! I still can’t believe that I got into my top choice school and fulfilling my dream of becoming a physical therapist.   Getting there was tough, but the time spent attending night classes, studying, working two jobs, and completing applications was totally worth it!  So….here are some of the things that happened in 2014 (in no particular order…which, for those that know my OCD self…that will be a shocker) :


Not just any PT school…my top choice PT school.  I honestly didn’t think I was going to get in since they only take 30 applicants (out of the 550+ that applied this year), but I absolutely love my classmates and my classes and the fact that I’m finally a Tarheel!

First day of school!!
First day of school!!


Tarheel game
Watching UNC’s women’s volleyball crush Florida State. Go Tarheels!!


2.  Andrew and I finally moved to North Carolina…and probably won’t leave…ever.

We love, love, love it here!


Chapel Hill sunset :)
Chapel Hill sunset 🙂


NC sign

3. I got a concussion.

Yeah…this was not so fun.  I got it playing soccer at the end of October (which I ‘came out of retirement’ for) and have just started running again in the last few days.  It was probably the worst injury I’ve ever had and even more difficult when your ‘job’ is thinking/studying all day (and you aren’t able to because your head is pounding).  This made me realize that learning the material and understanding it is much more important than getting 100% on every test, and I was able to finally stop stressing out by the time finals rolled around…so I guess a good life lesson for my OCD self.

4. Andrew got a new job 🙂

Since I was changing careers, Andrew decided to do the same thing.  He starts work next week and is nervous/excited about his new IT related job (that’s all I really understand about it…his voice magically turns into the teacher from Charlie Brown when he tries to explain haha).  He’s also tutoring and loving the fact that he can still ‘teach’, but not have the annoying parts of the job, like lesson planning and grading.

Sometimes I feel like this when I talk to my husband...
Sometimes I feel like this when I talk to my husband…


So those are the main (and exciting) points of this year…and they ended being in chronological order (OCD strikes again!)  Most of my time was spent studying…so I’m sure you don’t want to hear about my countless hours in the library.  I’m hoping to incorporate more running into my workout routines, and sign up for a 10 miler happening in April.


What were some of the main highlights for you in 2014?

What races are on your agenda for 2015? 


2 Comments Add yours

  1. megan w. says:

    so much exciting stuff (aside from the concussion!), and I just have to say that I’m glad you were a Grover before a Tarheel. 🙂

    1. Kate says:

      Haha I’m glad I was a Grover too!! Although GCC has changed so much since we were there…I don’t know if I would recognize it!

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