I’ve seen several “a day in the life of” posts in the past couple weeks, so hey, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon, though after typing all this out, all I can think is this sounds super boring. This is what yesterday entailed, since it’s fresh on my mind, but to be honest, my day’s are pretty varying due to my student schedule. Some days I don’t have lectures (Mondays and Fridays) so I sleep in later and stay up later. Some days I get to write or revise more. Last week, my social life was pretty hectic: Articulate game night, Comedy Night at the Student Union, Superbowl. This week, it’s quiet because I have lots of work to do. Anyway, here it is in all it’s boring glory.
A Day in the Life of a Postgrad Student, Freelance Writer and Aspiring YA Writer:
7:30 am: Woke up, growled at alarm at at myself for staying up until 2am the night before, checked email, brewed coffee.
8 am: Researched and read about collection development policies for one of the day’s lectures.
9:30 am: Showered, dressed, tried to tame hair, made sandwich for lunch, bundled up for the cold.
10:30 am: Headed to the library to return a book on information retrieval I’d checked out of the Short Loan Collection the night before, walked to class.
11 am: Went to lecture on library collections, professor asked us what we’d found in our self-guided research.
12 pm: Ate my packed lunch out on the lawn in the sunshine, was cold but enjoyed my view of the Welsh countryside.
12:30 pm: Headed inside the library, got out my laptop and worked on a freelance writing project on festivals.
1:30 pm: Checked out a couple books for an upcoming assignment.
2 pm: Went to lecture on school libraries, got handed a YA book to read as homework.
3 pm: Headed back to my room.
3:30 pm: Checked email, twitter, facebook, etc. Relaxed a bit. Got distracted by internet stuff.
4:30 pm: Got back to work on my festival writing freelance project, finished it and sent it in.
6 pm: Put massive pile of laundry in the wash, tidied desk, chatted with friends online, read through assignment criteria for all my modules, entered due dates in calendar, organized papers.
7 pm: Thought about going to the university cafeteria but realized it closed at 7pm. Had leftover pasta for dinner instead.
8 pm: Opened up my manuscript document and worked on revisions, wasn’t happy with my progress.
9 pm: Got out my library books, cracked open one on social research methods, started reading, made notes.
10 pm: Felt like I had no brainpower left so curled up with my e-reader in bed.
11 pm: Set alarm for the next morning’s lecture.