I can't stand chaos and disorder. In other words, I like routine in my life. From all the stories I've heard about college, I was a little bit afraid that the combination of college and routine wouldn't exist. However, in the past months, I've learned that you can have a routine while being in college. To prove this I'll give you a detailed description of a typical Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. (Tuesday and Thursday are different.)
9:05 - Wake up from some beeping sound. Turn alarm clock off. Walk to shower with shower caddy in one hand and a towel in the other.
9:30 - After dressing, cycle to the new dining center. Eat two peanut butter sandwiches and one glass of milk while reading The New York Times.
10:00 - Cycle back to Nevin, my dorm, to get some stuff. Walk to the library for my German class.
10:20 - Ein sehr interessante Lektion bekommen.
11:20 - Walk back to Nevin to change clothes. Go to our uber-cool fitness center to work out.
12:30 - After an exhausting hour, drag myself back to Nevin for my second shower of the day.
12:45 - Eat lunch time with whomever is at the dining hall.
1:15 - Back to Nevin to change some books in my backpack. Head to JVAC (Jones Visual Arts Center) for history class.
1:50 - Try to stay awake during American History after working out and having lunch. Afterward, try to make sense of my government notes.
4:00 - Do a little dance because all my classes are over. Start some homework or other useless stuff.
5:00 - Receive a text about when everyone is going to dinner.
6:00 - See what they're serving at the hot foods line. If it's good, take some; if it's not, go for the pizza or burgers.
7:00 - Go to some campus activities like IM sports, movies, or meetings.
9:00 - Return to Nevin to do something useful (homework, an MCL entry) or useless (homework, video games, TV, etc.) stuff.
12:30 - Brush teeth and go to bed—unless it's a Friday,
because then it's time to do something else.
So, for all of those who are also afraid that a routine doesn't exist in college: yes, you can have a routine while in college!