7:50 a.m Hit the snooze button on my cell alarm.
8:00 am Woke up chasing Clocky, my alarm clock with wheels.
8:30 am Grabbed my Nutella and peanut butter toast fix from the dhall. And, had a glass of orange juice to boost my morning!
9:00 am Checked email and discovered my first class was canceled!
10:00 am Got the chance to play with (I mean observe...) primate skulls in my Human Evolution class, including a baby gorilla skull.
10:50 am Checked my mailbox and headed over to the Spencer Grill and grabbed my favorite sandwich, Italian combo. Yummy!
11:30 am Get a head start on a lengthy Human Evolution reading about locomotion patterns in the Kistle Library.
3:00 pm Traveled for half an hour with my co-facilitator, another Grinnell student volunteer, to the Toledo juvenile home to teach a course about Healthy Relationships. Our volunteer position is offered every semester by the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice (CRSSJ). The best part about teaching these classes to teenage girls and boys is seeing their personal growth in understanding the existence of positive relationships.
4:40 pm Arrived back in Grinnell and headed straight to finish up some more reading homework before dinner.
6:30 pm Attended the Smounker (Smounker is an amalgamation of three dormitory halls: Smith, Younker, and the Language Houses.) cluster student staff meeting to discuss current residence life situations, such as different strategies to build floor community and roommate mediation, and how to handle them.
8:00 pm Time to wind down with a bit of drama from the amazing medical show, Grey's Anatomy.
10:30 pm The best part of a long day – jumping into my sheets and slamming my head against my pillow for some restful sleep.