After my abology (ablogology? Abloglogy?) and lack of writing for a week, I realized my need to give myself a break. I freakin’ love blogging and reading other people’s blogs and being a part of the community, but right now, studying for a master’s degree in a subject that is so challenging for me is taking up the vast majority of my time. For those of you who are curious, I thought I might share a day in my life. This was yesterday.
5:30am – wake up, meditate (in bed) for 10 minutes, hop up, throw on yoga clothes, and drive to my nearby studio, Viryoga.
6:00am – take a very beginner’s yoga class (I realized I’d rather take a beginner’s class than no class at all, and this is currently one of the few that fit into my schedule.
Breakfast these days on the ACD is usually one egg and one white with a load of mixed vegetables. So delicious, healthy and satisfying. A teaspoon or two of almond butter often finds it’s way in there too!
8:00-11:00 – study, study, study. Usually SQL, which looks like this:
or C# Programming, which looks like this.
Both are interesting, although programming is often so hard that it causes me to have emotional sobbing fits where I call Anthony from the bathroom with eyeliner streaming down my face; a pleasing combination of high school meets Girl, Interrupted meets Office Space. However, when I do understand it, I find it genuinely fun and interesting. I have a lot of dreams how to combine the arts and software, but first I have to learn software as well as I know theatre, which is very hard.
12:00 – I head in to class on the train.
It takes me about an hour to get there all told, but I use the train to study more, type up notes, etc. Or, apparently, to blog when I can’t look at another bloody SQL query. I usually have lunch, which involves usually left over dinner from the night before, or tuna-fish. Very exciting 2.0.
From 1:00 – 3:00, I have Databases. In databases, for the past six weeks, we’ve discussed SQL fairly exclusively, which is the language in which most databases are constructed and accessed. We’ve been using the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Swimming results, competitors, countries and events to practice our SQL, which is fun and interesting. I find SQL to be very comforting, as it’s English like and 75% intuitive (unlike C#, which is as I’d imagine Martians to to communicate. If they were extremely lazy and difficult. No offence, C# – love you!)
3:00 – 5:00 is Interaction Design, my favorite class – it’s all about learning how people interact with what’s around them; everything from computers to GPS’s to trains. It’s a very theoretical, rather than technical class, and really enjoyable.
5:00-5:45 – I hop on one of the City Bikes and pedal to Fusion Hot Yoga, where I teach three days a week.
5:45 – 7:15 – I teach my incredible students a class. They make my week!!
7:15 – 8:30 – commute home, to my beautiful man, dog, and house. Anthony usually makes dinner, which is some variation on a theme of protein and veggies.
9:15pm – “Study’”. Aka, sound asleep on the couch until Anthony comes and gets me. Then, I wake up and start it all again!
QOTD: What’s an average day like for you?