7:30 AM. The alarm goes off. Snooze alarm until 8. Frantically shower, dress, feed yourself and your dog, take Atreyu for a walk.
9:15 AM. Leave for work. Arrive by 9:20.
9:30-11 AM. Sit in on your Contemporary Literature class. Take notes as to what the professor discusses and what your students discuss. Also, write about what you want to teach in discussion section that day.
11:30-1 PM. Work out, usually doing exercises in reps of 80. 80 squats with 55 lbs. 80 pushups. 80 barbell curls. Your hamstrings and shoulders are perpetually sore. You think this is awesome.
1:15 PM. Lunch. Do your homework for your class at 5:20 PM, forgetting to complete one assignment and stressing out about finding a place to submit your work for publishing. Also stress out about your blog. You haven’t kept up with it. You have no time.
1:30-2:45 PM. Do your homework, then reward yourself and dick around on the internet until it’s time to head back to work.
3-4:00 PM (On Thursdays and Fridays until 5). Teach your discussion section.
4:15 PM. Run home. Feed and walk your dog. Make dinner for yourself.
4:50 PM. Leave for class. Arrive by 5.
5:20-8:20 PM. Class. Try to measure up to your own expectations, fail spectacularly. Think about what you want to write for your blog. Worry about never getting published. Worry some more about never getting published.
8:30 PM. Home, cook dinner.
9:00PM Eat dinner. Do classwork for your undergrad course for tomorrow. Grade papers. Drink a glass of wine. Attempt to do the reading for the class you have tomorrow. Attempt to write an essay for that class. Fail at both. Retreat to doing work for your job.
11:30 PM. Bedtime. Pass out from exhaustion. Lather, rinse repeat.
Except! Today, 4:41 PM: Announce to your blogosphere the WEGO Health Activist Awards. Tell your readers how much it would mean to you to be nominated (and win!!) the Hilarious Health Activist Award. It will help you get published! It will help you define your brand as a writer! It will validate the existence of your blog!
Worry that no one will nominate Highest Form of Whit. Pray that they prove you wrong.
Please click here to nominate HFOW for the Hilarious Health Activist Award. Have a worry-free day, friends!
Coming soon: More posts. Many, many more posts. Because many more stories have been written.