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A Day in My Life

Posted by on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Academics, Blair School of Music, College Life, College of Arts and Science, College of Arts and Science, General Information, Student Life, Student Organizations, Student Organizations, Studying.

I hope everyone has been having a restful Thanksgiving! Vanderbilt students are lucky and we have had this entire week off (a much needed break from school). Despite it being my senior year, my schedule has still been packed, so before this semester ends, I’d like to share a general overview of how my week looks.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I only have my Chinese drill class, chamber and orchestra rehearsals. I use the morning time to finish up last-minute homework and do chores such as laundry or meal prep for my busier days (Tuesdays/Thursdays). I have a kitchen in my dorm room, which is one of my favorite parts of my suite (I’ll do another future post on my room in the coming weeks). Tuesdays and Thursdays, I attend my constitutional law, French, and Chinese lecture class (back to back classes from 9:35 am and 2 pm and only around 45 minutes for lunch!). On Tuesdays, I have an additional class from 4:30-6 pm, my cello studio class, where everyone performs our repertoire for each other to receive critique and feedback. Every other Thursday, I travel to a middle school and teach music to several kids with my organization, Vanderbilt Music Outreach. I treasure these times so much as I love sharing my love of music and teaching children. Any additional afternoon or evening time I have is spent practicing for my weekly Friday cello private lessons or doing homework. Depending on the time of the month, there are also evening orchestra rehearsals if we have an upcoming concert. On the weekends, I usually grocery shop, study/do homework, and eat/cook with friends. It’s hard to find time to unwind with such a packed schedule, but I found it’s super easy to burn out, thus, I dedicate time in my schedule to relax and hang out with friends. Since we all like to cook and eat, I’ve found that’s my favorite way to catch up as well as learn new recipes. Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions regarding life at Vanderbilt, feel free to contact me at

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