8:30: I’m not an early riser, but since I hate rushing in the morning I usually wake up around an hour and a half before my first class. Today’s no different.
9:50: Time for my daily morning struggle–do I have time to grab coffee and not be late to class? Today I decide yes, and I stop at Dunkin on my walk to campus.
10:10: I arrive to my first and only class of the day, Dunkin in one hand, Nikon D7200 in the other (and yes, I made it on time). It’s introduction to photojournalism, a class that I didn’t need for my major but one I wanted to take to get better at photography. Today, we’re editing pictures from a class project shoot we had on Monday.
12:05: I’m done with classes for the day! Today, I have an interview scheduled for 12:30 with my internship supervisor–I’m writing a blog post and I know she’ll have the insights that will give it credibility. It’s a bit of a hike, so I immediately start making my way across campus to make it in time.
1:15: While heading the HUB to grab some lunch, I stop by Eisenhower Auditorium. I have to attend a lecture by combat photographer Lynsey Addario for photojournalism class, so I drop in to pick up a ticket. While I’m there, I snag a ticket for an upcoming lecture by Dr. Jill Biden. Penn State bringsso many great
speakers to campus, and since it’s my senior year I’m trying to take advantage of all of them.
1:30: Lunch break at the HUB! My timing has been on-point today–no line at McCalister’s Deli! I get my sandwich, grab a seat and pull up an episode of Shameless on my phone.
2:00: With my schedule open for the rest of the day, I decide to head to my favorite cafe downtown to hammer out some work. I have a blog to write and some editing to catch up on today, but with my small class schedule, I’ve been coming here most weekdays to search for jobs, write cover letters and update my website.
4:30: I’m all caught up on my editing and my blog is done, which means it’s time to head back to my apartment for the day! I’d love to say that I went back and got some more work accomplished, but I ended up falling asleep watching a Keeping up with the Kardashians rerun. Don’t judge.
6:00: I ate out on campus today for lunch, so tonight I decide to cook at home. Most times I open the fridge to cook dinner it’s a mental game of “Chopped”–what can I make with the four things that I have that are mine? I’ve got some veggies that I had leftover from the weekend, so I throw those in the oven and make some pasta. I try to eat vegetarian a few times a week, so I’m all set for tonight’s dinner.
7:00: The rest of the night is a pretty chill one. My roommates and I hang out in our apartment living room watching Pitch Perfect 2, each of us pretending to do work on our computers. It’s not the wildest college night, but when midterm season rolls around it’s time to buckle down.