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Student in Residence: Natalie's blog entry 5

Posted on October 22, 2018 in Student in Residence

A day in my life is quite different to most college students. I wake up early, go to bed early, and interact with some of the most wonderful people and neighbors, who are often older than I am! It is such a privilege to be able to interact with many of you on a daily basis. Never have I had more of an opportunity to interact with a variety of people than living here at OLWT. This blog post will describe a day in my life.

I wake up (often to the bouts of natural light that floods my room), eat breakfast consisting of eggs, a piece of toast with peanut butter and cinnamon, and a large cup of coffee. I then get ready for my day and am often out the door by 8:30 am. However, on the way, I ride the elevator and chat with those there. This is one of my favorite parts of the day – as I have the opportunity to talk with those I have met and others I have not. The elevator is where I first met my resident mentors (Tina and Marge) as well as many others.

During the day, I usually move from one place to another – either at school, work, or my internship. However, when I come back to OLWT I like to do my homework, exercise, or be with all of you! I talk to those in the lobby, in the hallway, or in The Crossings! I then make plans with those I have talked to, so that I can further get to know them. Simply sitting in the lobby has allowed me to make so many friends!

Finally, I like to end my day with talking with my neighbors or relaxing in my room. With Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, I have loved decorating and participating in fall activities! For example, I have carved pumpkins, hung a (not so scary) skeleton banner across my door, sticky Halloween objects on my windows, apple picking, and of course pumpkin candles everywhere! I have also loved going to the OSU football games! For my next Porch Stories, I am going to ask all of you what some of your favorite Fall activities are!


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