At this time of year, as I find myself becoming bombarded with work and deadlines, I often feel like I am the only one who faces a risk of drowning in tasks. Luckily I have friends, family and teachers who I can talk to, and I find comfort in the reminder that it’s not just me feeling like I’m going crazy… One of my other favourite things to do, is watch or read what a normal ‘day in the life’ looks like for other people. Everyone’s days vary, but I enjoy watching fellow students log their daily life, but also don’t shy away from the lifestyle people abroad lead, stemming from America to Korea. Admittedly, I don’t have as much time to watch YouTube anymore, but if I am to occasionally find myself on the platform again, my favourite videos to watch are ‘Day in the Life’. As my blog is a rather personal platform, I thought I would enlighten you into a typical weekday in my life.
Each day of mine is slightly different as, as in life itself, things decide to randomly crop up. However, I’m going to give you an insight into what I would describe as a typical school day. Each morning, my alarm goes off at 6:10am, however I proceed to snooze it and only get up at 6:20am. At the moment, the first thing I do is grab my cozy dressing gown, as it’s definitely not ‘waking up warm’ weather. I head downstairs and grab my glass of orange juice, which is my replacement of coffee. I then moisturise, do my hair, my makeup (I am awfully pale at the moment), brush my teeth and finally get dressed. I enjoy choosing my outfit each day as, although I have a strict dress code and am limited to a smart suit, each new day allows for a slight alteration and a different look. By this time, the sun is almost risen, and that’s my call to head out of the house. Luckily, I only have to walk for between three and five minutes, depending on my urgency, to the train station, and, if I time it correctly, I’m only waiting in the cold for a few minutes. At 7:26am, the train arrives, although this time can vary due to the current state of the British transport system… My train journey is about half an hour, and then the walk to school is only about ten or fifteen minutes, but it does overall take about an hour from when I leave the house to get to school.
There is usually between ten or fifteen minutes, dependant on whether anyone needed to go to Tesco’s on the way to school, to lounge around in the common room before the bell for form goes. Due to social distancing measures, we have ten minutes between lessons to move from place to place, in an effort to prevent clashes of bubbles and corridor build ups and I have to say I’m rather enjoying it as you can fit in a locker or toilet trio without being late for your next lesson! My day changes each day, but we have five periods each day and I have at least one study period everyday. The first two periods take place before 10:45am, with a twenty minute break for any food, drinks, or gossip necessary. I either spend this time with my period two classmates, unless I have had a study period in period two, when I will head to the common room and enjoy a treat from Joe’s café. Then there’s two more periods before a 1:15pm lunch, where I will do anything from just chatting and eating my lunch, to a full parliamentary style debate or participate in a House event, such as pétanque last Friday. After lunch we have another form time, before our last period, which concludes at 3:45pm. Sometimes I have a club or society after school, but if it is an average day I will catch the train home at around 4:00pm before arriving home at around 5:00pm- again this also heavily depends on delays and cancellations…
My evenings really aren’t anything special but, at the same time, I don’t really have anything better to be doing. Since I’ve had about an hours break during a usually chaotic train journey home, I choose to immediately sit down and get on with some school work. Of course, I firstly change into some comfy joggers and a sweatshirt. I aim to work for between one to two hours each evening, although this does depend on how much set work I have. At some point, I’ll make myself a cup of tea and a snack, my favourite at the moment is banana on rice cakes (I promise it’s better than it sounds!) I’ll be called for a delicious dinner between 7:00 and 8:00pm and this is the start of the leisurely side to my evening. After dinner, I will either take a bath or shower, and this can genuinely take up to an hour of my time. I will also ensure I squeeze in an episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ somewhere, as I have less than a month to finish the final two seasons! I tend to opt for a sort of breakfast in the evening, opting for a late-night bowl of yogurt and fruit, which will keep me full until break the next day, whilst filling that well known crave for late night snacks. Although I’m using the term ‘late night’, in reality this is around 9:30pm, the same time I will be preparing my lunch and water for the next day. I usually head up to my room between 9:30pm and 10:00pm, and get myself ready for bed; brushing teeth, moisturising, hair brushing etc. I set my alarm and read for about twenty minutes before heading to bed, ready to do it all again the next day.