I’ve had a number of people ask me about my schedule during these weeks at The Iron Yard.
A few weeks ago I wrote about what a “normal day” looks like… today I thought I’d tell you about my weekends. You know, those two glorious days of the week when all you have to do is sit around, drink coffee, go on hikes and generally spend time doing as little as possible.
That may be the stereotypical view of what a “normal weekend” should look like. It is not how my weekends tend to go these days.
In a lot of ways my weekends start on Friday. Friday is a very underrated day of the week.
Seriously though, we get our weekend homework on Thursdays around noon. Friday is meant to be a “lab day” where we can work on our weekend homework and hopefully knock a lot (or all) of it out.
Earlier in the course I did manage to knock a lot of my homework out on Friday’s. That hasn’t been working out for me so much the last few weeks.
Generally as Friday’s go… so goes my weekend.
Saturdays are really handy.
I tend to do things on Saturday that I would normally do in the evenings. I update websites, backup photos, publish CorePresets shows, try to keep up with the technological and marketing side of my families business and generally work on catching up with “normal life.”
If I still have homework to do for the weekend a lot of that happens on Saturday. This has become the normal thing the last few weeks.
Honestly the best part about Saturday’s is that I’ve decided it is my “sleep in” day of the week. This morning I got out of bed around 8… It’s really nice to be able to sleep later than my weekday 5:30 alarm.
Sunday has always been one of my favorite days of the week.
Generally speaking it is the day that I get to spend a fair bit of time with my Family. While I don’t get to eat lunch with them every Sunday like I used to, I do try to keep in touch with them. Sunday provides a good opportunity to do that.
The other great thing about Sunday is that I can go to church. Church is great. I often find myself refocusing my world around what I really believe I am here to do. This gives me a really good launchpad for attacking the new week.
And then there are little housekeeping things that happen… If I don’t get my wash done on Saturday, Sunday usually provides an opportunity to do that (and dishes).
If Friday sets the tone for my weekends, Sunday sets the tone for my week.
Wrapping it all Up
That’s what I do on weekends! From what I can tell a lot of my fellow students are doing similar things. Weekends mean a break from class, but not terribly much of a break from building apps and doing homework.
The course is called intensive for a reason!