Did you wonder where the heck I was in the past couple of weeks? If you’re a student and write blogs, my situation will undoubtedly connect you. So, I was preparing for my college exams. I, just like many other bloggers out there, work my fingers to the bone to keep the blog running, and growing and as a full-time student, it’s double the work. What I love the most about blogging is the flexibility it offers to manage the time, since I’m a boss myself.
There’s a misconception that blogging is a piece of cake to make money, lying on the couch and glued up with the laptop. Let me clarify that in the right way, IT’S PLENTY OF HARD WORK, and eventually, it’s so worth it. In this post, I’ll throw some light on the blogging life of a student to present a glimpse of the challenges and deadlines we cope with every day.
‘Mom! You just broke my sweet dream!’
That’s what I hear every day in the morning. My 7-year-old is a Year 1 student who’s most grumpy in the morning since he’s returning to school after three months of Quarantine. All my effort goes to keep myself from yelling at him in the freaking cold weather outside, and so I learned to take the things smoothly and gently with him.
I drop him at his school.
I usually return home after facing the jam-packed roads during the School zone hours! If you ever visit Sydney, you’ll observe a freaking annoying traffic congestion every other day. The best tip to reach the destination on time is to leave home as early as possible.
I sleep! Yes, there’s no surprise because I’m a Night Owl and not a morning person. Fact! I enjoy the peace of working in darkness since my concentration levels are the highest.
Wakes up and completes the oral hygiene and grooming. A shower is a must to make the day fresh and glowy. My husband looks after my Toddler while I continue my skin-care routine (Blessed that he’s super-caring!).
We make our breakfast quite late since my husband works overnight. Usually, a Hard-boiled Egg, with two slices of Toasted Bread and a strong cup of White Tea, is enough to fill the entire day. We eat simple, and there’s a logic: We’re calorie-conscious of keeping our weight maintained throughout.
After completing the breakfast and afternoon Prayer comes the time to perform daily house chores. Tidying the room and the lounge is a must to keep oneself active (See my post here).
Planning the dinner can become ridiculously tricky because deciding what to cook every day takes time and brainstorming. Here’s the simple trick I follow: I cook something that I haven’t made in the past couple of weeks.
Time for my son to pick from school. My Father-in-Law is a gentleman to look after this part while my husband and I work on our blogs, edits, and researches.
My son returns home, so I cook Nuggets for the hungry schoolboy!
I listen to the pre-recorded lecture on my uni’s online portal to prepare for my tutorial class at 5 PM. One of the perks of online learning is that no work is left behind since I can comfortably attend classes anywhere at home, even while cooking, and while changing the bedsheets!
Don’t judge me, though! I learn, as well.
While my husband looks after my son for his online religion lecture, I attend the online class.
I’m ready with all my plans ready to execute for what to cook! Then follows Ayaan’s homework time.
The delicious home-cooked meal by the world-class Chef is finally ready to serve! What I love about cooking is that it brings joy and happiness to people’s faces.
I tidy the Kitchen after completing the meal. Cleaning and organizing the Kitchen is the best advice I’d give to someone to eliminate the growth of pests and the formation of a weird odor at home.
My study time starts from here when the boys are sleeping peacefully. Typically an hour and a half of revision each night is plenty to prepare for the finals. I like to study in chunks every day to prevent backlogs and piles of assignments, though my total study time differs during the finals and significant assignments.
In the next three hours, I spend my time doing the best-loved work of writing a blog post, editing, social promotions, etc. It’s when I speak for my heart and get going with my passion.
Managing your time as a full-time student is crucial, so if you’re studying and thinking of starting a blog, make sure you have an organized routine in mind and try to find the balance within the responsibilities rather than overdoing a specific task. The typical life of a student blogger may be slightly different than mine, so if you have tips for managing your time to study and blog, comment in the box below.
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