A Day in the Summer Life of Nayely

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When I was running around campus trying to get to class, studying, taking an exam, I could not wait for the summer. I had every second of the day scheduled when I was in school. But now it’s summer. I went from having a tight schedule to having a lot of time in my day, so here is a Day in the Summer Life of Nayely.

I wake up later than usual feeling great because I don’t have to wake up so early for early classes! It seems as if gravity is significantly stronger because I cannot manage to gain the force to lift myself up from bed, but I have to make it to my 1 o’clock Chemistry class. After I’m done getting ready I walk over to the bus station and wait for the METRO Line 76 to pass so I can then catch Line 20 to the community college. As I’m walking to the bus station I order myself some Starbucks through Postmates so that when I make it to class I can just pick it up and go. And that takes care of my daily caffeine need. My class is comprised of only 10 students and it always runs very smoothly. I’m extremely focused and excited to mess with acids and bases on different elements. Once class is over, I stay on campus for a few more hours to work on homework in one of the lounges. I take the METRO back home and by then it’s already about 5:30 PM when I arrive. At 6 I head off to work, but since I only work for 2 hours I’m back home by 8 PM. If I still have homework or studying to do I finish that and then head off to sleep after a tiring day!

Representing USC while working on a Chemistry lab

Representing USC while working on a Chemistry lab

However, on the weekends, my day looks different. I wake up and calmly eat breakfast (again usually coffee with a pastry of some sort). And I decide to enjoy my day with friends and family that I don’t get to see throughout the semester! I’ve taken weekends to travel to LA and visit friends and my boyfriend, Austin to explore the city and go to all the fun places everyone talks about, and Sherman, Texas, where my sister will be attending college in the fall. When I stay in Houston I love going out to coffee shops, parks and downtown to go Pokemon hunting, and just going over to friends’ houses to catch up! Somewhere in between I do homework and study for my Chemistry class of course.

When I caught a real-life Pokémon (a pug) in Santa Monica!

When I caught a real-life Pokémon (a pug) in Santa Monica!

 

Psyduck and I <3

Psyduck and I <3

Although my summer is a lot more calm and relaxing than the other 9 months I spend in school, I am super pumped to start this fall semester at ‘SC. I’m excited to get back to molding my brain to fit different class topics and most importantly to start building models and projects in my Studio class!

 

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