My alarm and my roommate Divya’s alarm go off simultaneously. I click snooze several times and finally wake up as I imagine how much better I will feel when I am at work, sipping my coffee. I stumble around my room, having a conversation with Divya about our weird dreams as we are both half-asleep.
I have one foot out the door when I receive a text from Ajay asking for 5 more minutes. I then stare at the kitchen, dreaming of how nice it would be to eat breakfast (I have started intermittent fasting thanks to Dennis).
8:55 (ish) AM
I meet Ajay by the elevators on our floor, and we both talk about how tired we are. We begin our walk to the Green Garage, as I almost get run over by a car, but thanks to Ajay I am saved. Once we get to Green Garage, we use our remaining minutes before meetings and work-day tasks to get coffee and answer our snapchat streaks.
At this point of the day Ajay and I are in our peak of work productivity, as we claim our usual booth and proceed typing, editing, and finalizing our projects with occasional chat breaks. We then stop to meet with our boss Jake, as we ask him for feedback on our current tasks.
I take my packed lunch out of the Green Garage fridge, but then Ajay shoots me a look. I know I will soon be convinced to eat out with him. We make our way to Marcus Market, and we order our favorite tacos and quesadillas. We then order “the Boss” at the smoothie bar and split it into two cups. After lunch we are in a food coma for a bit, so I proceed to ask Ajay how to spell simple words like believe? beleive?! because I simply can’t think.
At this point, Ajay and I usually have a few meetings for the rest of the day or travel to the production facility and some of the fellows’ work sites. This part of the day is my favorite, as we are always interacting with different people within DFA.
Most people have left the office at this point. Ajay and I look at each other and nod in agreement that it is time to go. We say goodbye to whoever is at the front desk and begin our walk back to UT. We walk into Marcus Market again, where we each buy a few missing groceries or cookie dough. (actually just cookie dough)
I head to the gym with whoever is part of my gym squad for the day (we wait for Ajay obviously). I take a gym selfie with Sahil in the weightroom. After about an hour and a half or resistance training and cardio, we head back to UT, and Divya and I plan out what we are eating for dinner.
Divya prepares her classic chicken for the both of us, as I make a side salad and rice. Others come to our room to eat their dinner with us as we watch the Bachelorette. I then proceed to clean everything to restore our apartment to its spotless self.
After everyone showers, they come back to our apartment to play mafia. Divya, Ava, and I usually miss the first few knocks on the door, until we receive hostile messages telling us to open the door. Once everyone gets settled, we begin. Daniel is moderator, and Blake and I make him mad when we open our eyes or talk while he tells everyone to close their eyes. After hours of intense mafia and inside jokes, we decide to call last game and everyone heads to bed.
I brush my teeth using my My Little Pony electric toothbrush that Sofia bought me when I asked her to pick me out a toothbrush at Target. I then get into bed, as Divya and I exchange gossip. We then laugh because we said we would go to bed at 9 pm tonight like always. I set my alarm for 7:30 and begin to slowly fall asleep.
I check my phone. “Can I have 5 more minutes please???” I laugh.