7:30 a.m.

This is the view from my bedroom window. I usually wake up around this time and get showered, get dressed, and pretend to be interested in eating breakfast (I never eat breakfast). However, this morning my boyfriend made biscuits, so I eat a couple. I also watch my morning dose of TV around this time, since my days end pretty late and I don’t get to catch my primetime shows

9 a.m. 
At this time, I start making my lunch and gathering my things to head to school. I take the same route to school every day. This is part of it.

9:30 a.m. 
I arrive at Stritch, put my things in my commuter locker (whoever thought of lockers for college students was a genius). During this time, I catch up on any homework that I may not have finished the night before, I may work out (that’s rare), or I just chill by the Student Services Desk (formally the One Stop Desk) which also employs me on Friday mornings.  

11 a.m.
It’s Monday, so I have my Nonfiction Workshop class, one of my favorite classes, which consists of writing nonfiction essays and doing lots of peer editing of each other’s work. Today we’re having class outside in Heritage Park. We’re doing a writing exercise that starts with the phrase, “I want…”  

12:20 p.m.
I’m a peer tutor and, on Mondays during my lunch hour until my 2:40 p.m. class, I spend my time in the Student Success Center revising online writing submissions or doing face-to-face tutoring. I’m hoping this job will help to prepare me as an English teacher, which is what I have decided will be my main career path.

2:40 p.m.  
This is the time I go to my favorite class this semester: Writing Senior Seminar. This class consists of workshopping everything we have written throughout our writing careers in college. It’s a small class, just five of us, so it’s a pretty cool experience. Today, we are doing our rehearsal for our Senior Seminar Reading. Here’s Kayla stepping up to our impromptu podium, a music stand, as she will be the first to speak.

5 p.m. 
Senior Seminar is done early today, so, as usual, I make my way over to the Student Services Desk, my usual hangout area, and find some of my fellow peer advisors stuffing folders for the upcoming new student registration days. I stop and help, because it is my rightful duty!

6 p.m. 
Now comes another fun part of the day: choir! I have the privilege of being a member of the newly introduced A Capella choir at Stritch. This year is our first year being on campus and tonight I am practicing with my fellow sopranos for a sectional rehearsal for our upcoming performance.

8:30 p.m.
My school day is now officially ending as I make my way out the same doors I entered in this morning.

 

9 p.m.
By this time, I’m so tired that I decide to let my homework stay put until tomorrow morning (the perks of having all your classes start at 11 a.m.!). I eat my leftover lunch goodies for dinner, head to my bed to watch TV, and eventually fall asleep. Tomorrow will be another new and tiring day!