Blogger's Day in The Life: Kathryn
Please pardon the shameless self-promotion as a transition to the beginning of a series of features of our bloggers and what they do in a day.
I've always found myself in an odd mix of skepticism and inspiration by the classic college promotion advertisement of "What Our Student's Do In A Day" - often too good to be true (read: do you really have time for yoga three times a week while taking honors analysis? These are the questions I'd like an answer to UChicago Administration!) yet often provocative of a lust for the glory of time management. In the spirit of breaking these mixed feelings, I've decided to embark on a journey of showcasing some of our blogger's daily schedules - whether they will be mundane (as mine), artistically inspiring, or spurn light-class-load envy is yet to be decided.
Note: this may or may not be a dramatic rendition of my ideal, non-8:00am-to-11:00pm-straight-no-breaks day.
Wake up, shower, snuggle back in bed, scroll Instagram, yell at Seb (a parakeet) for making too much noise, scrounge around for an odd breakfast choice (yesterday, I brought a third a loaf of pumpkin bread to Quantum and ate it shamelessly while making eye contact with my professor), get dressed, blow-dry hair, makeup - yada yada yada a long laundry list of a typical getting ready routine.
Stroll to Starbucks/Pret/Dollop and read the readings for my 11:00 am class. Procrastinate, always, my friends.
Walk in semi-late but not technically late to class. Laugh at the fact that we still have a stolen chalkboard on wheels in our room. Proceed to write notes on the philosophy of mind. Resist the urge to look at phone, repeatedly.
Find some lunch. On the very off chance I planned ahead or am dangerously low on cash, I shall eat what I have brought with me (probably some rice and chana masala, as this is the only dish I know how to make decently well). If I'm feeling like buying something or am inevitably unprepared, I'll enjoy some BobCha or a sandwich from Dollop or the like. When I'm having a bad day, I default to Plein Air to treat myself to a sandwich/salad and a chai latte and aesthetically pleasing decorations (I've become very good at the whole "treat-yourself" mindset).
Class number two - a class in which electronic devices are banned. Participate in an arguably obnoxious voice, as I'm never the one to screw around with a 20% participation grade.
Hibernate in some library somewhere. Do a P-Set or write up some solutions for the class I TA for, or assignments of the like. Again, if I'm having a bad day, Plein Air is the default and I will no longer be sad, however, my wallet will be and I'll regret this habit in a couple days.
Office Hours for said class I TA for. My "office" is apparently a Reg Room as according to their syllabus.
Hang out in the Reg for a little while longer and get some work done. Head home and watch some NCIS (read: my taste in television is horrible and I only like the same crime/humor genre and have almost exhausted all there is to offer in this category).