Just in case you’re curious!
8:00AM – Woke up late and quickly readied myself for class.
8:30AM – Locked my dorm door (remembering to take the keys this time) and took a shortcut to class.
8:35AM – Arrived in class.
8:40AM – Intro to Quantitative Research with Professor Tivnan. If you want to know what having “accessible faculty” feels like, take a class with Tivnan.
10:00AM – Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Learning with Professor Higgins. Since this is the first time I took a class based on case studies, I never fail to feel nervous during class. I also never fail to leave class without something new to ponder. That’s sweet.
11:30AM – Lunch at the dorms with classmates. Swiped in my friend Jackie (Arts in Education) because the food here is amazing. I used to take my lunch to go, so that I could “be more efficient,” but I quickly realized, taking this break is definitely more productive in the long-run.
12:30PM – Brought Jackie up to my room to study. I noticed her reading her Bible so I took the opportunity to do some reading, reflecting, and praying myself.
1:00PM – Began completing “to-do” items, including calling schools that I need to poll for a survey project for class and making a dentist appointment.
2:00PM – Tackled some reading on my bed.
3:00PM – Woke up from accidentally falling asleep and realized I have only read 6 pages. Moved to the floor and tried to read some more.
4:00PM – Jackie left. I moved to my desk, ate an early dinner, and planned to check email, skim the news, and scan Facebook.
4:25PM – Thanks to a Google Chrome extension (StayFocusd), I was kicked off Facebook and Twitter after 25 minutes. Began checking my email and skimming the news.
4:45PM – Texted exercise buddy Julie (Prevention Science and Practice) and asked her if she wanted to do Aqua Aerobics at the Melkins Athletic Center (a requirement for completing a gym-wide challenge; successful participants get a free t-shirt!)
4:50PM – She replied saying she actually got out of class early so she can!
4:55PM – Got dressed for Aqua Aerobics and went to her dorm room.
5:10PM – Left for the MAC. We got to the pool for the first time. I ran into my professor. Not awkward. Not at all. (Or so I tell myself).*
5:30PM – Class started and I found myself behind my professor, jogging in place and sweeping my arms around to the orders of the very peppy aqua aerobics instructor. Must save this story for my kids.
7:00PM – Class finished. Showered and changed. Decided to take a Balletone class too since I’m behind on the gym challenge (and I’d rather not read for class).
7:30PM – Started balletone class. Midway through, instructor decided to do a Zumba routine. I was not feeling it.
8:30PM – Walked home. Freezing! For some reason, Cambridge decided to get really cold.
8:40PM – Got home, ate a snack, started reading.
9:00PM – Got bored, walked over to Lauren’s (Mind, Brain, and Education) room and chatted with her since I haven’t seen her in a while.
9:20PM – Washed up.
9:30PM – Cracked down on my reading. Really. It was time to concentrate.
9:45PM – Moved to the kitchen to concentrate better. Asked myself why I stink at reading.
10:30PM – Started nodding off in the kitchen.
11:00PM – Decided to finish reading in the warmth of my bed.
11:30PM – Decided to wake up early tomorrow to finish reading.
11:31PM – Took off my glasses and decided to sleep early 🙂
*It was honestly fine. We chatted and just the other day, discussed the merits of aqua aerobics. She’s also another example of an extremely accessible professor.