Hey everyone! I am sad to admit that I have not been posting as much and as frequently as I would like. However it is because school is starting (which means my crazy hectic schedule is also starting) so I will have to be more diligent about how I spend my time (aka no more going on YouTube and Instagram for hours on end- which is sad, but not as sad as failing my classes ;)).
I thought it would be cool to show you guys what a day in the life is like for me when I go to school! I had my first day back today, and for any of you wondering, I am entering my fourth year as a full time community college student this fall. I will be applying to transfer as a junior to Universities this fall, and I could not be more ecstatic about leaving! For any of you wondering how I am a 4th year college student at 18, check out this post here.
I personally LOVE reading day in the life posts, and this is my first time doing one- so onward we go.
Alarm goes off– I open my eyes as my mind yells “HAHA YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY”. I spend a few more seconds in bed giving myself positive affirmations about how they day will go.
I then chug two glasses of water and trod to the bathroom. I think you know what goes on in there.
My mom wakes up while I am in the bathroom and because we have to share one, she calls for me to ‘hurry up in there’.
I head to the kitchen to pack my lunch and snacks for the day. I heat up my food, and stuff my lunchbox with anything and everything I see. Got to be prepared for growling stomaches in class. Or zombie apocalypses. Both very dire circumstances.
I clean up the kitchen and put everything back as my mom takes a shower.
Ikea bag. #NoJansport’sAllowed ;).
I head back to my room and get dressed. I picked out my clothes the night before so I wouldn’t waste half an hour in the morning wailing about how I have nothing to wear and why nothing goes with anything. I literally think I have posted an infinite amount of pictures of me wearing this shirt. Don’t worry guys I only wear this shirt I have other clothes too. This one just holds sentimental values to me because of the Persian cat on it. So do all my other 10 shirts that have cats on them. Oh well.
I also attempt to put some make up on, but I have no idea how it turned out. I not very well versed in the land of putting make up on and looking good. It is all too much to ask of myself.
I grab my bag and head on out the door.
I head back inside after seeing one of our creepy neighbors outside and wait for my mom. I don’t do creepy neighbors.
I will be getting my
dad’s old car own car this friday, so in the meanwhile my mom still has to drive me this week. At this point we are on our way to school.
Are shiny silver Toms obnoxious enough for the first day of school?
Right as we are about to enter the highway my mom realizes she forgot to bring her wallet (including her license), her phone, and the keys to the place she was bringing some ice-cream she had made to. She wanted to drive back home but needless to say it was too late by that point.
We arrive at school, I get dropped off, and my mom leaves. I really hope her ice-creams didn’t melt. Also that she did not get caught for forgetting her license. That too ;).
I walk into out science building where my first class, organic chemistry II is taking place. I am about 15 minutes early.
I see my teacher and she gives me a welcome back hug which I awkwardly accept. I am honestly one of the most awkward people when it comes to hello’s and such things. If someone were to film me when I meet up with anyone I would probably die of embarrassment.
Friends from last semester start arriving and we all go upstairs and catch up in a corner, talking about our summers and our thoughts about the upcoming semester.
I run to the bathroom and when I come back, almost everyone is gone because the teacher came to unlock the door. This always manages to happen to me.
Class begins and since lecture is first, the teacher calls roll, goes over the syllabus, and tells us her expectations for the class. I had this teacher last semester too and she is an incredible, energetic, and extremely intelligent women. I love her so much.
She begins lecturing the first chapter (alcohols and phenols) and I scramble to take notes and recall concepts from last semester. There was not much ‘review’ that happened this summer if you know what I mean.
Also, did you know that spicy foods contain an alcohol group, and that the best way to combat a burning sensation in your mouth is to consume fat?
From a chemical standpoint, water does nothing to help soothe the burn, and while milk is a better option, swishing your mouth with some sort of oil is the best way to go! I don’t know about you, but olive oil shots aren’t really on my bucket list.
Class ends and we have break until lab starts.
I hang out with my friend and snack on an Oatmega brownie crisp bar until class starts. I am starving by this point.
Teacher calls roll again in lab and we play a ‘Human Bingo’ ice-breaker game in class where we fill out a piece of paper with our hobbies, do’s, don’ts, and a ‘hodge podge’ section. We call our options out and she records them- anyone who has the same one has to ‘enthusiastically’ raise their hand. It got a lot of kicks and laughs out of us.
A tutoring workshop leader comes to our class and gives a presentation of the supplemental workshops we can attend to get help for the class.
We go over lab safety and have to compile lists of the rules we have to follow in the lab. Having taken chemistry for over 3 years now, I can pretty much say ‘I got this’.
We go over our rules in class and the teacher comments on all of them.
We get a short break and me and my friend go for a quick walk.
On our walk some lady comments to us that she likes ‘your hair’ and we have no idea who she’s talking to so we awkwardly say thank you and walk away, discussing our awkwardness during the situation.
We check into our lab lockers and make sure everything that is supposed to be in our lockers is there and ready for our next time’s experiment
We are dismissed from lab, and I leave to go to the library to begin studying, whilst munching on an apple. Ochem is a tough class and I am not planning on falling behing.
I run into a friend in the library as I am writing my notes.
I feel hungry so I quickly tell my friend I’ll be right back as I go outside to eat.
A few minutes later I see my friend leaving the library and realize that all of my stuff- computer, books, bag, everything is still on the library desk on the third floor and she’s gone- so I make a mad dash upstairs to the library.
I sigh in relief as everything is where it should be and there’s a note from my friend saying she had to leave for class. Yeah okay thanks for letting me know.
I decide to stay in the library and finish taking notes.
I head out to go to my online classes optional orientation. On the way I run into a firend of mine who was in chem with me a year ago and is an international student. We chat for a while until it is time to go.
Orientation stars. To fulfill my general education needs I am taking a ‘Intro to women studies’ humanities course. It works because it is an online class and I can fit it in without having to worry about scheduling. I find out that one of my friends whom I’ve known since 3rd grade and who also did the same high school program as me is also in my class.
The teacher goes over the syllabus and we nod grudgingly as she tells us we must write 7 essay papers this semester. Geesh.
Orientation finishes and I head back to the library- but first sit outside to finish my lunch. The computer incident made me have to forgo eating so I am (again) starving by this point.
I go inside the library and complete my first women’s studies assignment (which is just an intro and a few questions) and start working on this blog post.
My mom picks me up and we head home.
I work on this post in the car while answering (aka dodging) ‘first day’ questions from my mom.
We arrive home and after running upstairs, using the bathroom, snooping in the kitchen to grab something to eat, I leave for tutoring.
I tutor our apartment manager’s two children. Her 6th grade boy and 10th grade daughter. We work on math- fractions, multiplication, algebra, polynomials, factoring… you name it.
Tutoring finishes and I go home, my voice tired from explaining algebra and division. Topics I really enjoyed being a middle schooler myself. NOT.
I help my mom clean the kitchen. See, my mom loves to cook, but she she gets so into it that the kitchen ends up looking like the remnants of a volcanic explosion. Not cute.
I get ready for Karate and go outside and read blogs on my phone as I wait for my friend to come pick me up. We live about 5 minutes away from the karate studio so we split up the carpooling
The red/black belt karate class we have with the other candidates (mostly 9-12 year olds) starts.
Class ends (it went over by thirty minutes) and me and my friend attend the adult class that we used to attend before black belt training. All of our friends are in this class, and since we are tired from the first class we take it a bit easy in this one.
The martial arts portion of the class is over and we start ‘conditioning’ aka whatever torturous workout our instructor can make up.
We do: 5 minutes of 10 jump lunges, 10 skaters, 10 agilitiy jump, and 10 broad jumps AMRAP style.
Then we do the same thing but instead with hit the big punching pads with our sticks for 1 minute and do 25 pushups.
The randomest workout man ever created.
Karate ends and we get a ride back from my friend’s mom.
I arrive home, change, and heat up dinner to eat; okra stew, braown rice, and ground beef patties.
While I eat dinner, I talk to my mom about my idea/issues at home
I grab a brownie bite and sit down to finish this post and catch up on blogs
I begin to go floss, brush my teeth, clean my room, and get my bag and clothes ready for tomorrow.
I have a later start tomorrow so I do not have to be up at 6. Thank goodness.
I have my core classes of chem on M/W and physics on T/Th.
I listen to my headspace meditation app as it helps me fall asleep.
I am in bed by this time and ‘trying’ to go to sleep. Sometimes I am successful, often times I am not.
So that’s it for my day! As you can see, there was almost not a minute to spare, but currently it feels nice after the extreme amount of what felt like ‘nothingness’ I did over the summer. Watch me hate how busy I am in a week.
I really want to try to keep a positive attitude this semester and stay excited and motivated no matter what life throws my way!
Thanks Katie and Amanda for letting me link up!
SO tell me,
Have you ever driven somewhere while having forgotten to bring your liscense?
Would you ever take intro to women’s studies?
Do you like being super beusy or do you prefer a more chillax schedule?