My daily routine during my experience has been fairly busy. I volunteer at the International Rescue Committee Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. I wake up at 8:00 AM to eat breakfast, get ready for work, and commute to my worksite. On Mondays and Tuesdays, I work in the Resource Development department, while on Wednesdays and Thursdays, I work in the Resettlement department. Once at work, I consult my colleagues to figure out what I will be working on for the day. My work schedule at the IRC is never constant, as I am constantly assigned new tasks, which makes every day a new adventure. Around 12:00 PM, I eat lunch for 30 minutes and, subsequently, resume working until 4:30 PM. After work, I drive home, cook dinner, eat, and take a shower. Once those tasks are complete, I use my remaining free time to do work or relax for the rest of the evening.
On Friday, I wake up at 10:00 AM and cook breakfast for myself. Once I finish eating, I clean my whole apartment and make sure everything is tidy. After cleaning, I cook myself lunch and catch up on schoolwork. At 6:30 PM, I cook dinner, eat, and then take a shower. On Saturday and Sunday, my plans are never concrete. I wake up at 10:00 PM on both days, cook breakfast and then brainstorm what I could do to have fun over the weekend. I like to try a new restaurant each week, so on one of the days, I will go out to eat for dinner. I also check to see if there are any exciting events happening in Tallahassee over the weekend and try to attend whatever I can. Although my weekly schedule can be a bit mundane, I make an effort to try new things and have a little fun on the weekend.