Hello everyone and welcome to a day in my life! Buckle up because it will more than likely be a busy one!
Each morning I wake up to an alarm set for either 6:34, 7:09, or 8:13 because specificity is important and every minute counts, right?! As an undergraduate junior attending the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, a typical weekday for me begins either with an 8 am class, with some early morning studying, or by getting my daily dose of news either online or through a podcast. The trek to class is usually a twenty-minute venture being that my campus is actually comprised of three units: East Bank, West Bank, and the St. Paul campus. It is incredibly motivating for me to see the Minneapolis skyline on my way to class everyday because it puts my hard work into perspective being able to look up at a skyscraper and say “I’ll probably work up there one day!”
I’m a pre-law student majoring in political science, so class is often exciting and discussion based. A little after noon I am finally done with my three classes for the day and am starving. This whole part of my day is usually only fueled by my morning coffee or tea because I cannot get myself to eat breakfast in the morning. I realize that I am missing out on the so-called most important meal of the day, but hey nobody’s perfect!
I live in my sorority, Alpha Phi, with about 40 other amazing women. We have a chef for five days a week who treats us like absolute queens with her cooking, so I make sure I eat a good amount. Now, call me crazy, but I’m almost always eating a salad because it’s my favorite food! Yes, I know you’re probably thinking that it’s odd, but think about how versatile they are! You can throw about anything on top of a pile of greens!
After lunch I will take the time to answer emails, get homework done, and finish any small tasks I have to check off my to-do list. Then I will try to sneak a workout in or go for a run before I get ready to go to a meeting. I’m one of my college’s student senators and sit on the grants committee that allocates funds to student groups, have written for the school magazine, am involved in my sorority and our events, and am also just a huge advocate for networking via coffee dates so I attend those in the late afternoon. I also attend Sexual Assault Task Force meetings and am my sorority’s Prevention Advocate which made my decision on my platform, Not Alone: Standing with Sexual Assault Survivors, an easy one since this issue is extremely widespread, especially amongst college-aged women.
Following whatever meetings I may have, eating supper, and making sure I have studied the material for my classes the next day, I will unwind for the night by stretching since my talent is dance or writing for fun or by watching funny YouTube videos for a good laugh!
Being a local titleholder to me is not really glamorous, but is instead about the activities and work that go in to bettering myself and the communities I associate myself with.
Thanks for hearing about a typical day in the life of me! I highly encourage you to make mental reminders to make your day easier; I usually remind myself to take my vitamins, eat my greens, be thankful, keep a level head, and make someone else’s day!
Miss Red River Valley 2018, Morgan Benth