I’ve been rather quiet on my blog (and social media) for the last few weeks. I wasn’t neglecting my blog, nor did I ran out of ideas, I was acually enjoying my holidays. Next week, work starts again and in about a month, the semester break comes to an end as well. As much as I was enjoying that time off, it is nice to go back to the usual schedule.
Right now, it feels a lot like the calm before the storm. The winter term is always a busy one, but this time around it will (hopefully) be my very last semester before I start writing my Master’s thesis next spring. Actually, the next twelve months will be very exciting and busy, but you’ll read more about it a bit later this year.
In the meantime, I thought that it would be interesting to do a ‘A day in the life of’ – post. I’ve seen these type of posts everywhere, and my inner voyeur really enjoys to see what my favourite bloggers are up to on a daily basis. However, instead of doing a photo post, I thought that it would be interesting to sketch my day when I’m working.
6:00 AM – Getting Ready
On work days (and on most days when I have to get ready for University), I have to get up around 6:00 AM for two reasons. Number one, I don’t like to stress and hurry in the morning and will never go out of the house without my coffee and breakfast. Number two, I live in rural Germany and it takes about an hour and fifteen minutes by bus to get to the nearest town where I work and study. I don’t own a car and don’t plan (aka cannot afford) on getting one as long as I study, so public transport it is.
7:50 AM – Commuting
When I have to get to work, I have to change public transport twice. In order to arrive at work shortly around 9:00 AM, I have to leave at 7:50AM. Even though I keep telling myself that I’ll start reading on the bus, I usually tend to doze off and sleep. It takes me a bit longer in order to get to Univ, though.
9:00 – Work
I have several jobs at University, but my main one is at a University student service, so I usually spend my day doing paper work or counselling students.
My afternoon usually consists of doing errands at University, such as doing research for my Master thesis, preparing for seminars or meeting friends at campus. After another hour and twenty minutes of commuting, I’ll come home, have dinner, schedule a blog post or two, and enjoy the rest of the evening.
My daily schedule is rather boring at the moment because I spend all my free time catching up with stuff for Univ. or doing research for my Master thesis. However, I do enjoy every minute of it!