A Week in My Life at Missouri State University
Hello everyone, happy Women’s History Month! I hope you all had a brilliant Spring Break. This week, I want to share a bit of what my life is like here at MSU. Life at Missouri State looks a little bit different for each student depending on a number of factors. So, I thought it would be nice for our readers to get a little insight into what it’s like for me to be a Communication student at Missouri State for a whole week.
Mondays are my busiest days. After waking up to my alarm, I get dressed and ready to go out for breakfast with my roommates. Breakfast is quite convenient to grab with friends when you live in a residence hall. After that, I grab my bag from my room and head to my first class at 10:10 AM. I am in my communication classes until 12:05 PM, so afterward it is time for lunch! What I have for lunch really depends on my mood, but it’s usually something simple that I can make in my dorm. My last class is at 2:00 PM, so I relax until then. Once that class is finished, it’s time to go to my counseling session. I use Missouri State’s eight free sessions at the Counseling Center, which I highly recommend. By the time I’m finished with my session, it’s time to head to the dining hall with my friends for dinner. After dinner, I spend time relaxing, watching TV with my roommates, or doing some homework.
Tuesdays are less hectic for me, though that does not mean I am not busy! Breakfast is the same every day for me, but on Tuesdays I go into work at the Center for Academic Success and Transition as a Peer Mentor from 11 AM – 1 PM. After work, I like to grab lunch at Einstein’s over in Glass Hall and sit down to do some homework. Homework for a COM student who is also studying Creative Writing as a minor means a lot of reading and writing. I nearly always have a paper or poem to write and edit, or research to do so I like to sit in Glass Hall to work on it. Finally, I have a night class on Tuesdays at 4 PM and I grab dinner at the dining hall afterward.
My Wednesday is nearly identical to my Monday! I have all the same classes, but no counseling session, which is only on Mondays. The only other difference is that I have dinner with only my best friend because our other friends are attending their night classes.
Thursdays are fairly chill for me. Similar to Tuesday, I head into work at the CAST office for a few hours. I don’t have any classes on Thursdays, so I spend it reading for the next week. Despite not having classes, Thursdays are probably my most productive days. I sit and try to finish everything that needs to be done by Sunday, and then get prepared for the next week so that I can have a relaxing weekend.
I, like most people, love Fridays! I only have two classes, both in the morning. This means that I am done for the day by 12:05 PM. All I need to do afterwards are the things that I did not manage to finish the day before. After my work is done, I get to unwind from a long week and focus on taking time for myself.
My weekends are reserved for spending quality time with my friends, doing laundry, and grocery shopping. I do all my grocery shopping with my friends, and we even pick up stuff to go down to the community kitchen in our residence hall and cook our “family dinners” at least once a week. I highly recommend this practice! It’s super fun and you get yummy food. Other than that, I like to spend time doing some self-care on Sundays in order to prep myself for the week to come.
While I am studying Communication here at MSU, I think my weekly life is applicable for the average student at MSU, regardless of major. The most important thing you should take from this is that while it is so important to apply yourself and work hard, it is also vital to set time to relax. Work hard when you need to, but be sure to take breaks! This is just a general overview of a typical week in my life, but things aren’t always this smooth. Some weeks are harder than others, and there are rough times, like we all have. Scheduling time to relax and unwind during the good times will make you better prepared to deal with the stress when it comes.
Thank you, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading! I will leave you with a quote from Tina Turner,
“You must love and care for yourself because that’s when the best comes out.”
(Bio: My name is Georgia Grace Wright, a junior at MSU majoring in Communication Studies. I also have minors in both Creative Writing and Anthropology.)