I wake up to my alarm ringing at 8:30. Splendid, I have another 30ish minutes to sleep. I hit snooze for 30 minutes.
I unexpectedly wake up confused as to what happened. I look at my phone and hop at of my bed, disappointed yet again that I overslept. I brush my teeth, hastily make my hair, steam the clothes I will change into at work after biking over (so I don’t get sweaty in my work clothes), and pack my bag. If I have time after this, I eat a banana and down a breakfast shake since it’s #bulkszn (I’ve been trying to gain weight).
Tonya and I meet downstairs and warmly greet each other. She says good morning, oddly looks at my hair, and says I look like an alpaca again. I mumble a thanks and walk over to the Mogo station trying to digest my food. We used to meet at 9:40, but we found a shortcut to Build Institute, so it only takes us 10-15 minutes to reach there (we’re supposed to arrive around 10:10). On the bike ride there, it isn’t uncommon for Tonya to crash into things, almost get hit by cars, and break her bike during the journey. But it’s okay; I was always there for emotional support. During these trips we sometimes try to communicate with each other, yelling from bike to bike, but it’s pretty much always a lost cause because of the traffic and sounds.
We arrive at Build. We both drop our stuff off in our office and head to the bathrooms to change into our professional attire. After changing, we return to our office and plop down in the same chairs we’ve basically been sitting at since day 1. We then start grinding on our projects. Throughout the 8 weeks we’ve been given multiple projects, whether that is developing an effective and efficient alumni survey or coding the frontend of the new alumni portal. Tonya and I bounce ideas off each other throughout the day and sometimes tackle different projects to finish the tasks more efficiently.
Blake texts the GroupMe of the ProsperUs and Build people saying we should all get lunch together at one of the restaurants nearby. We are located in Mexican town though so every place nearby only has Mexican food. I decline since I want to stay on budget and end up buying a super cheap meal from honeybee, the local market. Blake throws a fit about how I never hang out with them but we get over it.
Tonya and I are back in the office and resume working. We enjoy listening to the conversations our coworkers have in the office and have some good laughs. We ask our supervisor or another member of the team a question about our project if we are missing data or information, but we continue to work without many distractions.
We head out. Usually there’s some miscommunication between the four of us at Build and ProsperUs, so sometimes Tonya and I head out by ourselves or Tonya waits and I head out by myself. Blake throws another fit in the group chat about how I don’t care about them.
I arrive at the apartment. I give myself a few moments to mentally prepare myself for the gym. If Dennis is home, he probably strikes up a conversation about the ketogenic diet (a new diet he’s been trying). If he’s not home, when he arrives he’ll strike up a conversation about keto.
I’ll probably see Lee and Divya on the way there. Divya is beaming and looks super excited about the encounter while Lee is probably sweating and helplessly waving her hand to cool herself down.
At the gym I try to go hard even if the day was tiring. Ajay’s usually there pumping me up while spotting me or giving me tips. On the way
On the way back I decide what I’m doing for dinner. I cooked a lot more frequently at the beginning than I do now. I subsist primarily off of frozen dinners and cheap meals nearby by now. Ajay and I made some banger meals at the beginning of the program but we peaked too early and decided to end on a high note. I eat dinner and usually chill/shower. Daniel might wander by and there’s always fun things to talk about with Daniel.
At this point there are usually group games, which is either poker or mafia. Everyone gets in the competitive spirit. Whatever game we are playing, Daniel probably starts complaining about how everyone is getting too wild, Lee is sweating and slurping profusely, Divya pierces the air with her spontaneous and really weird laugh, Sofia angrily throws shoes at people, and Blake is usually sticking his finger in my face and saying random things that honestly no one really cares about. Although sometimes there are some screaming matches, we all walk away with smiles on our faces because we got to spend time with each other :D (that was a little too positive but it captures the general idea)
Sofia and I try to fit in a nice session together where we continue to develop our coding skills. We have some dope conversations and stay up for a couple more hours if we decided to do this.
I brush and stuff and then hit the sack.