A Day in My Life

College with EmmaGrace Miniseries: Part 4

Today I want to try a new type of blog post: a day in my life, AKA a day in the life of a college student. Of course, it differs a bit from day to day, depending on if I have a meeting with a teacher, a big test coming up that I’m studying for, etc. And, I don’t have the same number of classes each day: I have three classes some days, and only one other days. However, I generally do similar activities no matter what classes I have that day.

7:30-8:30: Depending on what time I have class, I will get up somewhere between 7:30 and 8:30. If I have an online class, I usually only get up about 15 minutes early so I can get my morning routine planned. If I have a class in person, I usually get up about 25 minutes early because it takes me a little longer to get ready, then I have to walk to the class. Since I go to such a small school, I only need ten minutes at most to walk to my classes. I also pack my backpack or set up my desk (for an online class) the night before so I don’t have to worry about that when I get up in the morning.

Some days, like today, I will get up an extra fifteen minutes early to get breakfast from the dining hall. I didn’t have online class until 8:30, so I got up at 8 to get breakfast and eat before I had to log on to the call. It’s a bonus if the professor doesn’t care if you’re eating on the call, or if you can just have your camera turned off. I usually keep cereal and fruit in my room as well, in case I don’t wake up in time to run to the dining hall.

I try to put up my daily quotes during this time as well, so they’re up for the rest of the day.

8:30-12:00: I usually have class during this time since I have a lot of morning classes. Four out of five days I am done with class by noon, which is so nice. Yes, it does suck getting up early, but then I have the rest of the day to do my homework and relax. If I have time in between two classes, I will try to get some homework done.

12:00-1:00: Lunch time! I try to eat lunch around the same time everyday, and I usually go with my roommate and maybe a few friends (socially distanced of course). This is my time out of the day when I just get to relax before the afternoon homework begins. I always look forward to lunch because who doesn’t look forward to eating? LOL. After lunch I know it is time to get work done, but I try not to worry about that while I’m eating.

1:00-4:00: This is a my “little bit of everything time.” I usually start out by working out. I try to work out most days here at college because it keeps me in the routine and puts my mind at ease. I have dumbbells in my room, so sometimes I lift weights, but sometimes I go outside for a run as well. The gyms just opened up, so I could go to them in theory. However, sometimes working out in the quiet of my own room is nice, same with going on a run while exploring the town.

This is also the time where I normally talk to my boyfriend and mom, to check in and see how they’re doing. It puts me at ease to give them a quick call and know that everything is going okay back home. Honestly, the time varies, but even if I get to talk to them for two minutes, I’m happy.

I’ll do some homework from 1:00-4:00, but usually only for about an hour. I work on my blog for a good chunk of time as well.

4:00-6:00/7:00: I always try to get the bulk of my homework done around this time. If I don’t have a lot of homework, I might take a nap. To be fair, I do take a lot of naps, but only if I get my work done. It makes me feel better to finish all my homework that I NEED to get done before dinner. That way any homework I have to do after dinner is not due the next day, just stuff I am trying to get ahead on. I also try to blog during this time, or bullet journal. My goal is too spend at least half an hour working on my blog every day, no matter how busy I am. Blogging is my time to express myself and not worry about anything else, which is why I love it so much. Plus, I know you guys are counting on me to put out new content every week.

6:30/7:30: Sometime between 6:30 and 7:30 each night, I go grab dinner with some friends. If I have too much work to do, I will just take my homework to my room, but I try not to have to do that.

7:30(ish)-9:30(ish): Last bit of homework for the day. Usually I have my homework that HAS to be done finished by this time, but I try to get ahead just in case something comes up the next day or week. If I have nothing to do during this time, I work on my bullet journal or blog.

9:30: By 9:30, I’m done with homework for the night. I usually watch TV with my roommate, while editing my blogs. I also work on my daily planner schedule, which I try to do every day. I also work on my daily planner for the next day.

My hourly/daily planner: I have my weekly and monthly layouts in my bullet journal, but have an hourly/daily planner to plan out my full days as well. I only do this the night before because the schedule of my days changes so much. In this planner, I (roughly) plan out my day, with my top priorities and my to-do list. In a future post, I will show you a little bit more about this planner and give you a link to buy it yourself!

11:00: Turn off TV and computer and do my nightly routine.

11:15: BED TIME! I always try to get to bed around 11:15 so I have a full 8 hours of sleep. Depending on when I have to get up, I may go to bed a little earlier or later. Getting enough sleep is really important to me, which is why I give myself a “bed time.”

Well, there’s my day for you! Of course, there are special things I do on certain days. For example, on Sundays I bullet journal, and on Thursdays I often meet with my biology group. For the most part, this is what College with EmmaGrace is!

As always,

with love,