You know why the percentage of US adults holding a Masters degree is so low? It’s a rough life. Super rough, in fact. Just listen to the morning I had, on the first day of classes for the semester no less.
8:00 am: Alarm goes off. Snooze.
8:05 am: Ditto.
8:10 am: Ditto.
8:15 am: Ditto.
8:17 am: Roll out of bed, check email. Nothing important. Lay back in bed.
8:40 am: Decide to make breakfast. And not a wimpy Wheaties breakfast, either. On the menu: fried eggs, toast, fresh mango and freshly brewed Guatemalan Peace Coffee.
8:58 am: Say “Good Morning” to Matt, Meredith, Al, and Ann at the Today Show and watch shamelessly, enjoying perfectly cooked eggs. The mango is especially sweet today. Mmmm!
9:30 am: Take longest, hottest shower known to man. Scrub behind ears– it is the first day, after all.
9:55 am: Check class schedule, print final document for class.
9:58- present am: Surf Facebook, update Google Calendar, blog, read NY Times online and curse them for entertaining the thought of charging online readers a subscription fee, watch a viral video sent via Facebook Chat, sip coffee, check bus schedule, think about getting dressed.
It’s probably fair to say that only 9.4% of us can truly handle mornings like this. I mean, it’s not for everyone.
Disclaimer: I am very well aware that this is about to change. You could leave rude comments about how I am a selfish, unaware young adult and don’t know what it really means to work. Which may not be wholly false, but then I expect I will see you at 4 am finishing papers and cramming for exams. Let me have my day, please. It has been such a beautiful morning and at 10:39 am, I love that I am still not wearing any pants.