Finding Tatum’s Purpose: A Day in the Life of a College Student

By Tatum Sorrelman

Tatum walking down Lopes Way

A day in the life of a college student is definitely never boring. I am always on the move! Class, work, homework, volunteering and hanging out with my friends constantly keep me busy.

One particular jam-packed day was no exception. I woke up early with the goal to accomplish a lot. I got ready and then left my apartment to get my day going. My first stop was Subway to get some fuel before running around campus. (I got a footlong sub and here’s a college student tip: The best thing about ordering a footlong is that you can save one half for later!)

I moved on to attend a meeting for an activity that I volunteer for called Thunder Vision. This was the first meeting of the year, so I got excited seeing what’s in store for the entire year.

After the meeting was over, I headed back to my apartment to start on some homework before class. It’s not easy to find a long period of time to dedicate to homework, so it’s better to work on it in intervals over time before the due date (college student tip no. 2).

Next, I had to film for work, which took up the rest of the time that I had before class. Two of my campus classes are from noon to 3 pm every other day. Once my second class was over, I stayed focused and went to my apartment to work on more homework.

Eventually I was absolutely exhausted and ready to relax. I ate dinner to refuel my energy and went to my friend’s apartment. Wearing my favorite teddy bear slippers, we watched “Beauty and the Beast” on Netflix. Snacks are a necessity of course! We goofed around sliding around the floor in our socks and slippers as popcorn popped. After the movie’s happily ever after ending, I headed back home and finally got ready for bed, ending my day.

Not all of my days are as hectic as this one, as some are busier than others, but I wouldn’t want it any other way!

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