College Diaries: February 3, 2020

What’s more personal than a diary? I challenged myself to write down what was going on around me for a day at college. Partially for an opportunity to be an onlooker for my own life, partially to let you do the same. Here goes nothing.

Inspired by the NY Times.

8:30 AM- Waking up is especially hard today. I woke up in cold sweats from an anxiety dream about New York Fashion Week. This doesn’t happen often, but I do know waking up anxious makes getting out of bed harder.

9:00 AM- I turn on the shower then the kettle. The shower water takes a long time to heat up in my apartment, which always bothers me, but take the opportunity to make my first cup of tea for the day.


10 AM- I sit down to write a script for a meta-podcast (podcast about other podcasts) for a digital storytelling class I’m enrolled in. I stray from the assignment a bit but I’m happy with the result. Takes about three hours, then I upload it to our class cloud folder. I’m toying with the idea of posting that meta-podcast at some point.

11:15 AM– Banana/ peanut butter/ cacao/ oat milk/ chia seed breakfast smoothie.


1 PM- I stress-pick out a couple of backup outfits for fashion week.

1:30 PM– I heat up my vegan “wings” I got myself last night for the game. Happy Superbowl Monday.

2:15 PM- Sociology class- not my first choice of what I’d like to spend my time doing, but look- I get it- it’s good to have a ‘well rounded education’. Here are some questions we were asked:

Have you been told when to act like a woman? When and by who? When have you been told that something is not ladylike? If you were on your honeymoon and a drunk man told you to fuck off, how would you expect your husband to react? 

A kid in the class takes this as an opportunity to let his female counterparts know that he wouldn’t let this fly and he’d protect his wife AT ALL COSTS. *Ah, college boys.*

3:15 PM- It’s my shift to post for my side social media hustle. My friend Juliann and I run accounts for downtown Syracuse restaurants Original Grain and XO Taco. It’s a good gig. I post a sandwich and some nachos, respectively.

3:45 PM– An unexpected run-in on campus.

4:00 PM- We have attendance questions for my presentational speaking class. Today the question is When you were a little kid, what did you want to be and why? My honest answer? A grandpa. A true testament to my love for my Opa.


5:10 PM- Made a run across campus for a pre-3 hour class snack. All I could get sans wallet (I rely on my trusty Apple wallet) was Kombucha and an oatmeal cookie from Strong Hearts, a vegan restaurant/ cafe on campus. It’ll do. Ventured back up to Newhouse and timed the crosswalk lights perfectly.

5:30 PM- In my aforementioned digital storytelling class, we have a guest from “The Cage”- the (insane) equipment rental facility within Newhouse- come in to train us on some multi-thousand dollar camera and microphone equipment we’ll be expected to use for projects throughout the semester. I make a mental note to finally teach myself how to use the new camera I bought recently.

7:45 PM- Got a 10/10 quiz returned. As Dad would say, boo-yeah baby.


8:30 PM- Finally back at apartment. I make dinner and go to my room. I hope its an early night.

11:45 PM– Not an early night. I post a TikTok with my stuffed bunny.

12:30 AM- Lights out. Alarm is set for 8:30 AM.


14 responses to “College Diaries: February 3, 2020”

  1. Really loved this new post 🙂

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  3. love this post!! could u do a post about ur fav places in nyc? i’m planning on visiting soon!


    1. Hi Margot, I’m from the Uk, so not entirely sure how to phrase this question right to be applied to the US education system. But I was just wondering what you are specifically studying at Syracuse?? Your course looks really interesting and I would love to know more. Sorry if you have answered this already. X


  4. Love this post following your day!!


  5. Courtney Guthrie Avatar
    Courtney Guthrie

    I LOVED THIS! amazing work margot! 💓

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  6. margot this is amazing! loved this post and love your blog please keep posting!!

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  7. Please do more of these!!! loved xoxo


  8. […] all seemed to like my first “college diary” entry on my blog, so I was inspired to do another. Our lives look different than they did a month […]


  9. Maria Victoria Valente Avatar
    Maria Victoria Valente

    LOVE this post Margot!!

    Liked by 1 person

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