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A Day In the Life of Colleen

April 8th, 2011 cmcurr11

All those years ago when I first started this blog, my goal was (and remains) to show prospective students what life at Holy Cross is really like. I realize that most of my posts on here are general overviews of how life is going, but I haven’t really gone into detail about what each day holds for me. So, I spent yesterday taking photos (on my phone. Sorry about the quality!) to try and depict (literally) what an average day at Holy Cross entails for me. Now, granted, I was documenting Thursday, which is a bit busier than most days. But…here we go!

Thursday morning started with my alarm going off at 6:25 a.m. No, I’m not in ROTC. I had to work the breakfast shift at Kimball, which starts at 6:45. I did, however, get to see the most beautiful sunrise on campus.

See that clip above the time clock? Yup – that’s the piece on me that was in the HC Magazine. My boss cut it out for everyone at Kimball to see. Needless to say, most people didn’t make the connection since I have my long hair on for that photo!

Welcome to what we do at Kimball. This is Patty, who is one of my friends that I met in Freshman year and fellow captain on the shift. My job isn’t glamorous, but it is fun.

After my shift at Kimball (which ends at 10:15), I’m off to class. The first one is T.S. Eliot, which I’m auditing. The second class is Contemporary Literary Theory with Professor Mulrooney.

We meet in Professor Mulrooney’s office since there are only four of us in the class. On Thursday, we discussed Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. Pr. Mulrooney uses the case studies as a tangible way of applying the theory that we read, and it’s extremely beneficial to synthesize the theory with actual literary works (makes sense, doesn’t it?).

After class, it’s time to run around for RSO Re-recognition (we have to re-recognize Ballroom Dance as a club sport every single year. There’s so much paperwork involved), but then it’s Thesis Time.

Now you realize why I write my thesis in my room. And those are just the books for the parts on Flannery…

It’s inevitable that if you write a thesis, you will drink lots of tea within a short amount of time. You might even render yourself immune to caffeine, which is not a good thing.

Unfortunately, I had to cut my time short with Mr. Thesis (as my friends call it, since I spend as much time with my thesis as I would a boyfriend) since we had our student-led ballroom dance practice until 10:00 p.m.

We spent most of yesterday going over what people liked about the team this year, what they didn’t like, and what they’d like to see in the future. I’m getting ready to leave and Cecilia is preparing to work with another student as Co-Chair next year, so we’re trying to get all of our affairs in order as soon as possible.

And that, my friends, is a typical Thursday. There’s always quite a bit to do, and the early start doesn’t help. Don’t worry – my Wednesdays and Fridays are a less structured (no classes on Friday. It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing).

2 Responses to “A Day In the Life of Colleen”

  1. Francis says:

    Thanks for sharing some of your day-to-day activities.You just made me to remember when I was doing my BSc.

    Thanks for the post.

  2. Martin says:

    Nice post.I would like to share my own story like yours and would cherish teaching one day so as to experience some college life again.

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