A Day in the Life of a College Sophomore in Quarantine || Studying, Baking, and Letter Writing || Spring 2020

Happy quarantine, friends!! I hope you are doing well, and that you’ve been finding joy in this strange season.

Today I’m going to share a day in my life as a college student in quarantine! I always love seeing these kinds of posts, and they are always so motivating for me, so I hope that this post does the same thing for you! I did one of these posts last year, and it was a lot of fun, so I wanted to do the same thing again this year! Naturally my routine is a little different right now, and I thought it would be a good way to document this time.

My mornings start off with class: my 8am chemistry class still meets at the same time, so I wake up, make breakfast, and a cup of coffee, and sit down for class! I usually plan out my day in my bullet journal during my first class, so I know what homework is due that day and what else I want to do that day.Processed with VSCO with g3 presetAfter class, I have my quiet time. I prefer to do it first thing in the morning, but having an 8am really isn’t very conducive for that, haha! I finish up my (now cold) coffee and read a couple passages in the Bible: my favorite plans are the Little Bible Plans made by Jenny: they are exactly the right length, and they are all such good passages! Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

After my quiet time is done, I have another online class, biology this time, and then I eat lunch! Usually I read a book while reading: this day in particular I’m reading Anne of Windy Poplars for my readalong that is happening! I’m eating a chicken salad melt with cheddar cheese on top: so yummy!Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

After lunch, I have yet another online class: this time it is orchestra! Obviously, my orchestra cannot meet right now (our last concert was actually cancelled😭), but my directors have been leading us through some orchestral pieces and showing us a more behind-the-scenes look of conducting and leading an orchestra, which is super interesting!

During class, I make apple crisp. Obviously this isn’t an everyday thing, but this day we had apples that were going bad, so I decided to cut them up and make apple crisp! It turned out really good, and it was really fun to make too! Being able to do things like this is my favorite part of online class: you get to do things that aren’t possible during live classes! My webcam was on, but no one could tell 🀫.

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After that, I did some studying. My statistics professor records his lectures and puts them online, so I watched that and took notes. I’ve really enjoyed being able to pause and rewind lectures, especially since math is nooooooooot my strong suit. πŸ˜‚Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

After I finished studying, my family ate dinner, and then I broke out the stationary to write some letters! I’ve really enjoyed being able to write more letters during this time: snail mail is just so fun! I lit a candle, put on a YouTube video (this one is by Lindsey from BFCG), and wrote several letters! I’m a big fan of making time to do things that you like and want, even if it’s not the most practical it’s finals szn, bb!! so I made time to write some letters! Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

After that, I get ready for bed, and listen to a podcast as a way to help me unwind, and then go to sleep!

Obviously my everyday isn’t like that, and as exams start piling up, I’m less able to both bake apple crisp and write letters in the same day, but I still try to not work all day. It’s not the most exciting day-in-the-life, but that’s just how this season is. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to continue taking college classes, which gives my days a structure that wouldn’t be there otherwise.

What does a typical day in your life look like? What is your go-to breakfast? Do you like writing letters? What is one thing you’re grateful for because of quarantine? Leave me a comment and let me know!

15 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of a College Sophomore in Quarantine || Studying, Baking, and Letter Writing || Spring 2020

  1. Jamie @BubblyBooks May 8, 2020 / 5:11 pm

    loved getting a glimpse into your life Hanne!! I too am a college sophomore and am having to deal w finals this week (ugh) but I try and squeeze in some reading time and doing things I like in between studying, just so I have a balance!

    Loved all your pics (so ascetic!) and an 8am class is ruff but at least in this class it gave u some quite time which is lovely! Great post πŸ™‚

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    • Hanne T May 9, 2020 / 12:10 pm

      Glad to know there is someone in the same boat as me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­. What have you been reading lately? I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately and haven’t been reading much.

      Thank you for reading, and good luck with finals!

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      • Jamie @BubblyBooks May 9, 2020 / 12:42 pm

        Ugh slumps r the worst 😫 I just got out of one!

        I just finished Crescent City by Sarah J Maas and it was easily my fav read of the year! Serpent and Dove was also another fav of mine from this year! Hope this helps ☺️


  2. Lilian May 8, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    I love seeing things like this! Thanks for posting, Hanna!

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  3. ash @ starlight strands May 8, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    ahhh!! forgive me if i’m late, but your new blog theme is so cute!! 😍 and this was so fun to read, i just uploaded a video of a day in my life in quarantine, so it was really interesting to go along your day with you as well. as always, the pictures you take are stunning! and writing letters while a candle is burning sounds so lovely!! i journalled a lot last month and set the mood with my favorite candles, so i’m hoping that i can make time for it soon because it really is a beautiful experience. 😊 i loved reading this! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    • Hanne T May 9, 2020 / 12:09 pm

      Not at all! It’s a new change πŸ™‚

      I saw the video you uploaded!! Haven’t watched it yet, but I smiled when I saw we had the same thought. πŸ™‚

      And YES!! Candles are so fun! I always forget to burn them, but when I do, it just sets the mood so well.

      Thank you for reading, and for your sweet comment, Ash!

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  4. Lydia Therese May 10, 2020 / 9:16 am

    I love reading day-in-my-life posts! That breakfast sandwich looks so delicious. That’s so fun that you were able to make apple crisp during your class! It sounds like you had a productive day. Great post! πŸ™‚


  5. bujonotesbysam May 11, 2020 / 2:39 pm

    this is such a cool glimpse into your life!! And yes, being able to pause lectures and rewatch them is so amazing!! A lot of my professors have been doing that and it’s helped me so much!!



  6. haileyhudson May 14, 2020 / 8:45 am

    Looks like a good day with a lot of delicious food! My day in the life hasn’t changed a whole lot. I get up and get to work around 10, go to physical therapy at 2 several days, come back home and keep working until 6, and then write some letters and read before going to bed at 9.


  7. Loren May 16, 2020 / 12:56 pm

    It sounds like you had a great and productive day! It’s so cool that you were able to bake while in class. Online classes somehow seem more stressful than in-person, but like you mentioned it does give structure to these endless monotone days.

    Loren | Plaid + Sugar


  8. carolinedmeek May 23, 2020 / 11:10 am

    I love this glimpse! Our days are not so different πŸ™‚ I do love writing letters, and baking during online lectures is one of my FAVORITE THINGS.


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