A Day in the Life of Morgan Durant
Beginning of the Day:
My alarm rings at 6:00 A.M., and class is at 8:00 A.M.. I’m groggy, but I get up anyway because I need to give myself enough time to get ready, get something to eat, and still have enough time to walk to my class in a timely manner. The first thing I do is make my bed, and select a matching sweat suit to wear for the day. I then head to the bathroom to get ready. Doing these tasks everyday helps to wake me up, and get me in the right mood for going to class, and being productive throughout the whole day. Lastly, I select a pair of shoes for the day, and pack my bag making sure I haven’t forgotten anything. Then, I head out on my way to the dining hall for breakfast.
On to Class:
On my walk to the dining hall, I’m in my own world jamming out to SZA’s S.O.S. album through my Beats headphones. It’s the best type of music when I am just waking up in the morning. In the dining hall, I meet up with a friend from my class. We talk and laugh together for about 30 minutes before we start walking to our class, which is located in the Alain Locke Hall. Although I am not looking forward to sitting through a lecture today, we have a test coming up, so I know I need to lock-in and focus.
Once class is over I break free from the building, and I am hungry. It’s around 10:00 A.M., and I head to the Starbucks in downtown D.C. for an iced chai tea latte and a ham and cheese croissant. Ugh…that was kind of pricey, but I deserve it for making it through my class. I head back to campus and sit in the yard on a bench where the sun is shining, music is booming, and people are fellowshipping.
There is a group of guys selling campus merch, some Deltas are practicing their stroll for an upcoming stroll off at a midnight brunch party next week. It also appears that a father has brought his young teenage daughter to campus. As she takes in the scenery, there is aww and determination in her eyes. It reminds me of how I felt when I first stepped on this campus; I just knew it was where I was meant to be.
This young girl reminded me of my purpose here. Of how I can better myself, and the school through this experience. Even though adjusting to young adulthood and independent living has been no small feat, I have learned and grown so much from this experience. It has taught me that failure only means growth and is essential to growth. Despite the fact that I want everything to work in my favor, I can’t always be in complete control of the way things turn out.
Mistakes are essential to me reaching my goals, and I am passionate enough about my goals that I am willing to go through all of the ups and downs that come along with the process. I also see a version of my younger self who wanted nothing more than to be on this campus, and I cut myself some slack because my younger self would be astonished by what I have accomplished thus far. I am so excited to see what the next two years of this college experience have in store for me.
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