I didn’t actually have a “typical” day. My days were somewhat unpredictable because, since I started writing my thesis, I managed my own time. This made me simultaneously feel excitement and panic. I was able to read and write for hours, where my watch was only a decoration. It failed to remind me if it was time to eat, drink water, or exercise. Most of the time I was happy with this. However, sometimes it got a little lonely. I was very lucky to find a writing partner and a great friend with whom I could meet at coffee shops, community centres, or libraries, and work together on our own things. Some of our favorite places are The Heartwood Cafe and the tables at SFU Vancouver campus’ bookstore.
The challenge with these “atypical” days is not falling in love with life in academia, not yearning to return as soon as you graduate. If you succeed at this, please let me know how you did it. You can contact me through my LinkedIn: Belén Febres-Cordero.