Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Life in the Day...

Here is a little snapshot of what I go through on a weekday and during the weekend as a lower level competitive rider and veterinary student.

6:45-7:45 - Usually hit snooze 3 times. Finally get up & get ready for school . My school has business casual attire dress code, so usually it's twill pants (occasionally breeches, but who's keeping count here...) and a semi-nice top. Pack lunch & breakfast. Make coffee.

7:50- Get to school. Check email, Facebook, Blogger, and Instagram.

8:00 am- 11:50 am- Class, class, class.

12:00 pm- Lunch ft. a microwave organic burrito, fruit, and yogurt. Stare hungrily at Reese's cups.

12:50- 4:50 pm- Class, class/lab, and/or afternoon necropsy. Usually I get out of class anywhere between 1:50 to 4:50 pm. Sometimes as late as 6 if necropsies run long. For simplicity's sake, I'll say 3:50.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm- At the barn. Ride and groom Sawyer; groom and possibly hack Candy time permitting.

6:20 pm to 7:00 pm- Make dinner and relax for a bit.

7:00 pm to 12:00 am- Let the pigs out and study, study, study. Clean/tidy on my study breaks.
At some point in the night, Wilbur pretends to be a parrot.
12:00 am to 12:30 am- Clean the pigs' cage, give them pellets, and veggies. Shower.

12:30 am- hit the hay, set multiple alarms to get up and do it all over again.

6:30-6:50- Get up and get dressed for work. Make breakfast and coffee.

7:00 am to 10 am- Work in the ICU/IMC of the vet school I attend. Usually just helping out techs.

11:00 am to 2:00 (or 3, 4, 5) pm- Shove protein bar in my mouth en route to the barn. Spend time with the boys, hill work with Sawyer, trail ride with Candy.

3:00 pm to (usually) 5:00 pm- Much needed nap.

5:00 pm to whenever (1 am?)- If it is Saturday: Clean the pig cage. Shower and become "attractive/presentable/rinse off the fine layer of dirt and hair I've accumulated". Dinner out with the dude. Watch Netflix and catch up with each other's lives. Study a bit. Sleep and repeat.

If it is Sunday: Grocery shop, then come home and make dinner. Watch Vine compilations while dinner cooks/eating dinner because I refuse to multi-task. Start a load of laundry. Free the pigs. Start studying. Switch out laundry, and clean on 10 minute study breaks. Get distracted. Start studying again. Deep clean the pig cage (preferably at 12 am because who needs sleep?).  Procrastinate bed time as long as possible in hopes Monday never arrives. Get tired. Give up. Go to sleep.

So as you can probably tell, I spend 99% of my life running around like a chicken with its head cut off, but it all gets done in the end. Looking at my schedule on paper, I guess I understand why I'm a major space cadet.

Now that show season has begun, I am just that much more busy.

-K & C & S


  1. i love that you have a power nap built into your schedule haha!

    1. Sometimes the power nap has to be sacrificed in favor of more studying. And those are very, very sad days. :(