My alarm goes off.
My alarm is still going off.
I finally wake up! I usually make myself some eggs and eat a banana. Afterwards I get ready by getting dressed, brushing my teeth, and all that good stuff, and then I walk downstairs to meet Leah, Zhao, and Carly.
We get to work, we say hello to the lovely people at the front desk — Alissa and Andrea, and start our day! Carly and I both really love having everything laid out for the day. So the first thing we usually do (bar putting our lunchboxes in the fridge) is create an action plan for the upcoming day. It's a good way for us both to plan and focus in on what we need to do for the day. It also eliminates any confusion on what to do when, and keeps us both accountable for our collective and individual duties for the day. At this time we also have our beginning of the week check-in with Jayesh and Charles. Here we just re-cap on how our weekend was, what we need to do and look forward to in the upcoming week, as well as our set-backs and accomplishments of the past week.
On an average day we usually have 2-3 face to face interviews and 1-2 phone interviews. At work we conduct interviews from past clients in order to convince the judges about the importance of the program and to help continue and grow it in the future. We usually have them dispersed throughout the day. In between interviews we'll also be planning for our inaugural event of Policy & Pie (July 25th @ TechTown from 6-8). This will include everything from making flyers, making the press release, and the other kind of technical things that go into event planning.
All four of us (Leah, Zhao, Carly, and I) are eager to eat lunch. We usually are eating the things that we scavenged from an event they held at TechTown the other day.
We head back to our dorm after finishing up making calls and updating our database on the information we gathered from our interviewees. I usually like getting out of the dorm to get some fresh air and have some new scenery than our dorm so I usually go to the student center, or if it's not too hot then this outdoor reflecting pool. There I will just relax and maybe get some work done.
I usually go to the gym and play basketball with my roommate — Thomas. We always have competitions on who is better. Sometimes we'll get more people to come and have a suite vs. suite competition with the other boys room.
We end the night off with eating dinner and just hanging out in the room. We might watch a movie or hang out on the curb at night and just chill. We usually go to bed super late and regret it every time the morning after. We obviously don't regret it enough because the same usually happens the next night.