This is going to be a continuation of the Global Perspectives Blog series that I began last week, but is going to be a bit more elaborate and leaning towards a specific topic.
I've asked Will to describe, step by step, what a day in his life would be like. It turned out to be much more complex than I expected, but I think that's what made it really interesting to hear. Of course, it varies depending on what day of the week it is, so the following depends on whether it's Friday or another day of the week.
I don't know how this is even remotely possible, but Will wakes up every Friday at 5:15 a.m. to his alarm. To be honest, that's already an accomplishment; I'd sleep through a stampede. Of course, it makes sense, seeing as how he has basketball practice from 6-7:15 a.m. After this, he showers at school, and by then, it's nearly time for school.
Every other day of the week, he wakes up at 6:30, setting his alarm at 6:27 (a little specific, don't you think?). After getting ready, he begins driving to school at around 7:10, arriving at school at about 7:30. At this point, school has nearly begun, so I'll just skip ahead to that part of his day.
Will's first period is study hall, where he does a good part of his homework because he comes home late from practice (which I'll discuss later). AP European History is next, and he describes it as difficult, but tries hard to pay attention. I definitely know what he means- it's a tough class. After AP, he has Chemistry. It's not exactly his most enjoyable subject, but then again, it does get a little confusing from time to time. School breaks for lunch at this point, and Will heads off to the cafe to hang out there for half an hour.
Mathematics is up next; he definitely likes it, but he'd put it up there with AP Euro on the difficulty scale. English comes afterwards, where Will is reading Persepolis at the moment. He really enjoys the book, and tells me he has a penchant for writing in that class. In Latin, his next class, he admits to joking around a lot, but it's become a little harder because of the recent assigned seats Dr. Fields has given. His least favorite part of the class is translating, especially when translation tests are part of the picture. The tenses of verbs are kind of tricky; it's really important to pay attention to those, or else it detracts points from your test.
Lastly, Will has Graphic Design, one of his favorite classes. It's a class designed to introduce beginners to photoshopping, but he already knows how to use tools like that, so it's fairly easy for him, and helps other people when they're stuck. In Graphic Design, he edits pictures and creates logos. At the moment they're currently working on a project involving minion ninjas.
After Graphic Design, the day is certainly not over yet. Will has weight training and conditioning from 3:30-5:15 on Monday through Thursday. He normally gets something to eat quickly and heads to the weight room right after school. Afterwards, he has a break from 5:15 to 6:30, before he has basketball practice from 6:30 to 8:30. He normally gets home at around 9:00.
He has dinner at around this time, so he or his mom make something to eat, and it varies between things like pasta, pizza, chicken sandwhiches, burgers, or other things he cooks for himself on a grill. Will's got homework to do at this point, so he continuously tries to work without getting distracted until it's around 10:30-11:00, which is when he heads off to bed.
His life is pretty packed with other basketball-related things as well. From August up to this point, he doesn't have basketball, but he attends preseason meets as well, but since he's off season, he doesn't have many things to do on the weekends. However, now until February is the school basketball season, so he has practice on Saturdays. During the Spring, from March to Summer, he participates in club basketball, where he travels around to play in tournaments.