Every semester, I write a blog about my daily schedule. And now, since I graduate in a little bit over a month…this is my last one. Another big change is that this is the most relaxed semester I have ever had, so don’t be alarmed by the large amounts of free time (they aren’t really that large…I just think having any free time at all is outrageous). So, I present to you, my final daily schedule post…in the form of my typical Tuesday.
- 7:00 a.m. (or whenever I get the motivation to get up) – Wake up and get ready for the day
- 8:00 a.m. – Administrative Policy
- 9:15 a.m. – First Starbucks visit of the day…usually to get some intense caffeine
- 9:35 a.m. – International Marketing
- 11:00 a.m. – Leadership & Decision Making
- 12:15 p.m. – Lunch at Alpha Phi
- 1:00 p.m. – Back to Starbucks…where I chat with people for as long as possible
- 2:00 p.m (ish) – I start studying
- 3:50 p.m. – Consumer Behavior
- 5:05 p.m. – Dinner at Alpha Phi
- 6:00 p.m. – Debrief from my day…and chill in my room
- 7:00 p.m. – Butler University Student Foundation meeting
- 8:00 p.m. – Back to my room for studying
- 9:00 p.m. – If I have the motivation…I go work out.
- 10:00 p.m. – I go back to my room and study/hang out
- 12:30 a.m. (ish….usually later) – I fall asleep
It might seem like a pretty full day…but for me it is perfect. I have time to be social, to hang out, to do homework, and to go to class. And best of all, there is time for at least two visits to Starbucks. It’s pretty much my second home these days….and I love it. Sometimes…during my breaks I even see our own campus celebrities…Blue and Trip. They’re basically the two best dogs/mascots ever…and they are oh so photogenic. I only got photos of Trip though the other day…sorry Blue!
In one of my classes we came up with our Senior Bucket List at the beginning of the semester, with all of the things that we still want to do before we leave campus. There are several things that are on my list that I’m not sharing for several reasons… (mostly because I don’t want to give away my awesome ideas)…. but I thought I could safely share this one.
As soon as it is somewhat nice outside, some professors start having class outside. There are areas on campus with benches, shaded grass, and other places that are comfortable and that have room for an entire class to hang out in one area. The only problem is that the majority of professors that take their students outside for class are LAS professors….and I’m a Business student. So even though I have taken at least 5 classes a semester, I’ve never had a class outside. For some it totally makes sense…because they need the whiteboard, projector, or something else electronic and non-portable to have class…but some classes could totally happen outside…even though they are business classes.
Since I graduate in approximately 51 days…. (I’m holding back my intense need to freak out with this realization)…. I’ve decided that I NEED to experience having class outside before I graduate. Every other semester I have brushed off the idea of this luxury by considering my business classes to be too important to go outside. Concentration isn’t the easiest when it’s beautiful outside and there is grass all around you to play with…as we all know. But still, I want to spend at least one class period outside…so now begins my lobbying effort with each of my professors. I figure that one will understand/feel bad for me…so I’m just going to keep bringing up the idea and talking about it until someone gives in. To give you an idea of how perfect/nice it is outside at Butler right now… here is a video I made a few years ago. Check it out!
This is it. My last semester at Butler. Even though I’ve been a senior for awhile now…it feels strangely more official now that I’ve really had my last first day of school…ever. Most of my classes are only senior classes…so each professor is taking this last semester to teach us everything that we might need to know before we venture out into the real world. I appreciate it, but it just makes our future/the real world that much more real and imminent.
The one not-so-fun thing about being a senior is being asked over and over again… “So are you ready to leave? Are you sad? What are you doing after you graduate?” Fortunately, I have a job for after graduation, so that is a really positive thing to mention, but it is kind of difficult to concisely explain what my post-grad job is. As for the other questions, I understand why people ask them…all the time…but on this end…it gets old. So for the record….
Am I ready to leave Butler??? Nope. I like college a lot. And Butler has been the perfect place to spend my college years.
Am I sad??? Yes. Think about it…living in a house with 75 of your closest friends, putting off all real financial responsibility, going to class in your pajamas, living within walking distance of a Starbucks where you will always see at least one person you know, never having to cook for yourself, having social events to attend pretty much whenever you would like….college has been great. So I am sad.
- All ready for formal…one of the many things that I won’t have in my post-college life…
Throughout the semester I’ll share some more of my thoughts as a senior, because I figure that I only get to be a senior once…so I should make the most of it…right?
Earlier this summer, after I started my internship at Vera Bradley, I mentioned that I had been trying out drinking coffee for the first time…ever. When it was right in front of me, free, and I was tired during long days at work, I would try it out from time to time, but always with plenty of creamer. Now I am interning at Slingshot SEO, and I am once again dabbling in this drinking coffee business. With 20+ hours a week at my internship, working on campus, 12 hours of class, and driving in between everything, I get worn down pretty quickly, and the coffee that is in the break room right next to my desk is pretty tempting.
So why am I bothering to write about this whole issue? Here is the deal: For the first time…I kind of like the coffee. Yes, I said it….I like the coffee. Even though it has lots of sugar and creamer in it, I don’t cringe each time I take a drink anymore, which is most definitely progress! And, for the last few years I have been a “tea and cream-based drink only” Starbucks customer. I know every single combo of tea and syrup, and I have tried everything else that is non-coffee based. That has limited my choices a tad bit…and now I am ready to get crazy…with my Starbucks orders. The only problem is…I don’t know how to order coffee at Starbucks. No longer can I simply rattle off, “I’ll have a venti iced black tea with raspberry” (that is my go-to drink). Now, I have to learn their menu for the first time…ever. And I don’t even know what half of those words mean!! So, please comment with words of wisdom, guidance, or drink suggestions…because I truly need all the help I can get.
Just imagine the possibilities with me for a moment.....mmm...
I have officially finished the first two weeks of the second semester of my junior year of college. I feel rather accomplished, although I need to do an awful lot of reading before class tomorrow. In this post, I am going to kind of breakdown things that have happened lately….since it has been rather exciting thus far.
- Classes – This year, for the first time ever, I have no Friday classes. That is right….I am one of THOSE people. Truth be told, I don’t like it. I never thought that I wouldn’t like having an entire day off of classes, but now that I have it, I miss having something that I absolutely have to get up for in the morning. I also don’t have class until 1 on Mondays and Wednesdays, and even though I have been really productive with those mornings so far….I miss my morning classes! On the bright side, I really think that I am going to enjoy this semester and all of my classes…..which I will expand upon at a later date.
- Being an Alpha Phi again – I love it. Basically, my wardrobe has doubled in an instant (I wasn’t allowed to wear my letters before…so they just sat unused for awhile), and I had forgotten how much I missed being able to talk all about my experiences about my individual chapter. So expect an outrageous amount of blogs about Phi in the near future….
I love being with my pledge class again!
- Clubs etc. – At Butler, most of the main leadership positions in some clubs are held in the second semester of Junior year, and on into the first semester of Senior year. So in the past few weeks I have taken on different responsibilities than I have had in the past….and it has been rather interesting so far. I’m really looking forward to a few of them, so I will write more about this all another time as well.
- Internships – This summer I will be doing an internship for credit with the COB, but I don’t know where this will be just yet. So I am searching/applying/networking like crazy….all to try to find a great opportunity where I can learn an outrageous amount about Marketing. If you have any suggestions….let me know!