Good morning! Here’s what a typical day in the life of me looks like:
6:30-6:45: wake up, wash my face and brush my teeth, boil water
6:45-7:00: wash dishes from yesterday’s lunch, make the bed, wipe counters and make a cup of tea (English breakfast, most of the time, with a scoop of honey and milk)
7:00-7:30: drink tea while studying
8:30-9:00: wash dishes, prepare tomorrow’s backpack, brush my teeth, change clothes and brush hair, then clean my room quickly
9:00-9:30: walk to school, or take the bus if it is cold/rainy
9:30-11:30: lab time! I have a lab for human physiology, where we measure variables like heart rate, blood pressure, and maximal oxygen consumption. We always have lengthy lab write-ups for this course – my last report was 12 pages!
11:30-3:00: classes, including Statistics, Physiology, Biomechanics, Sociology of Physical Activity, English, and French. Not all in the same day, fortunately! I have my lunch in class, and always bring snacks to enjoy. Sometimes, I have to leave class early or show up late, because of mandatory co-op interviews at my school’s career centre.
3:15-4:15: volunteer at the university’s Well-Fit program, which is similar to personal training for patients undergoing cancer treatment. I teach exercises and spot participants as they perform various strengthening and stretching exercises.
4:15-5:30: study with friends at the Starbucks in my school’s health building, where most of my classes are. Sometimes, I study on my own.
5:30-6:30: French tutorial, where we watch videos and practice conversations
6:30-7:00: study a little, check social media for the 400th time, and microwave my packaged dinner. Eat and be lazy.
7:00-7:30: take the bus for 7 minutes to the mall bus terminal, then walk for around 20 minutes from the terminal to Brass Butterflies, a pole and aerial studio that I am a member of.
7:30-8:30: Mixed Aerials class! I love this class because there are so many different apparatuses (hoop, trapeze, silks, hammock), and people of all levels. I practice the hoop or the silks, and I feel exhausted after the conditioning.
8:30-9:30: Flight & Flexy class! We stretch and do various exercises for strength and stability.
9:30-10:00: walk for 20ish minutes back to the bus terminal in the mall, then take the bus back home.
10:00-10:30: shower, throw on my pyjamas, make hot chocolate, unpack my backpack, get ready to study
10:30-11:45: study, do assignments/quizzes, or write lab report
11:45-12:00: brush my teeth, quickly prepare tomorrow’s backpack, and sleep!
6.5 hours of glorious sleep, and repeat!