I cannot believe summer is ending is soon. I have about three weeks left before I head back to SMC for Resident Advisor Training (or, bonding, since I’ve already gone through training). This summer’s gone by so so fast, and I’m really not very happy about it. I don’t want this summer to end! Anyway, since I decided not to try to do an internship this summer, and instead primarily study for the LSAT and prepare for my thesis this fall, I thought it’d be fun to share what a typical day is like for me. My days go by pretty quickly, which is both nice and scary because it means I’m getting closer to summer ending. Yikes!
8:30 am wake up
I typically wake up around 8:30. I try really hard to be out of bed no later than 8:45, but sometimes I jump out of bed and head straight for the shower at 9:00. I’ve definitely become less of a morning person in the last year, which I’m trying to change, but it’s hard. Anyway, if I sleep any later than 9:00 I feel like the day gets away from me before I really get the chance to be productive.
9:00 am shower
I’ll shower and start my “getting ready routine” at 9:00 am. This wakes me up, gets me ready for the day, and gives me a little energy. I usually shower, pick out my outfit, and get dressed fairly quickly. If I’m staying close to home, I usually just wear shorts and a plain tee. If I’m going to be out and about, I put a little more effort into my outfit for the day.
9:30 am makeup / hair
After I get dressed, I do my hair and makeup. Usually my makeup first, and then I blow dry and either curl my hair or leave it straight. My makeup routine is a tad simpler in the summertime because I don’t wear as much eye makeup. My hair routine consists of applying a leave-in conditioner spray, brushing it out, putting a bit of mouse in if I’m curling my hair, then blowing it dry.
9:45 am Study for the LSAT
This is pretty self explanatory. I use the PowerScore Bibles, and operate on the two-month study plan the company makes for students. I will typically read three to four chapters a day. On Saturdays, if time allows, I will take a practice test. You can read about my entire prep plan here.
12:00 pm Lunch
Usually my mom and I will get lunch somewhere in town, or I make a quick acai bowl, smoothie, or salad at home. I’m not a huge lunch person, but I have to eat something in order to keep focused, and to ensure I’m staying on task.
1:00 pm Study, Study, Study
Same as previous study method: I use the PowerScore Bibles, and operate on the two-month study plan the company makes for students. I will typically read three to four chapters a day. On Saturdays, if time allows, I will take a practice test. You can read about my entire prep plan here.
3:00 pm Read for RA and Thesis
Since I’m an RA for first year students, I have to read the First Year Experience Reading in order to lead book discussions during Weekend of Welcome. This year’s book is Breakfast With Buddha, which I’m reading enjoying! The author of the novels chosen typically visit campus around January, which is always a great experience (especially for an English major like me!). As an upcoming senior in the honors program, I will be completing a thesis within the English major this fall. I have two huge novels to read for my project (which I plan to share in a future post), so I’m reading a lot this summer!
6:00 pm until bed Read, Relax, and Eat Dinner
My family usually eats dinner around 6:00-6:30 pm. I take a dinner break, then pick up reading again or I watch TV show before jumping into reading again. I will read until 11 pm or so, then I head to bed! I actually go to bed much much earlier when I’m home than when I’m in school, but I love sleep, so I’m okay with it.
What’s your summer daily routine?