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8 HOURS of Class: Day in the Life ☀️

Hello, friends! Welcome back to a tradition called “Vera Posts an Off-the-cuff Blog Post About Anything that Comes to Mind at 10:45 pm”. Aka, a day in my life. I hope you’re not reading this as late as I am writing it.

Today started off productively, as I hoped it would. I spent 30 minutes procrastinating on my phone this morning, until I remembered that I would have 8 straight hours of class, and if I didn’t exercise now, I would get no movement for the rest of the day. That was enough to get me into gear. I put on running clothes and got about 7 minutes worth of jogging in before the weather *literally* rained on my parade. And since slippery sidewalks are my sneakers’ worst nightmare, I did the rest of my workout indoors.

Luckily, things got better from there. I had my ethics in psychology class, ate lunch, had history and systems of psychology, and then intellectual assessment came last. Each class is anywhere from 2 to 3 hours. I always feel like I can’t express my ideas properly by the time we roll around to Intellectual Assessment (ironic, isn’t it?)– it is hard to have so much class without a break. It’s worth it, though.

In the evening, I started a workman’s compensation case. I also found a child who needs a school shadow substitute (a school shadow follows someone with a disability to make sure that everything goes smoothly and they get all the help they need). If I’m hired for that temporary job, I will only be doing it after I am fully vaccinated. Speaking of which: my mom and I are getting a second dose of the Moderna vaccine in a few days. Imagine that.

I’ll write about all the side effects on this blog, although my mom and I are both a) healthy and b) very optimistic. We stocked up on chocolate and tylenol (the essentials for overcoming any mild inconvenience!). Don’t worry. You will get a detailed report of anything that goes wrong (nothing, I hope) and everything that goes right.

The other thing on my mind is Valentine’s day. As a 20-year-old, this is the first time in my life that I am not single on Valentine’s day, which is both surprising and extremely serendipitous. I love celebrating anything, but I always wanted to be cheesy on Valentine’s day. In years past, I would dress in red and white for no reason other than to look festive. And now that I have a boyfriend, wild horses couldn’t keep me away from the Hallmark card aisle. I am ALSO planning a Galentine’s day with three friends, which I hope we are able to execute successfully!

That’s all for my life update. I hope you all have had a good few days 🙂


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