Inspired by My Morning Routine, we are showcasing the routines of our extraordinary students. 

Portia’s daily routine:

1) What time do you get up in the morning? Do you use an alarm? Do you hit snooze?

I usually get up at 7 for an 8 o’clock class. I don’t use an alarm all the time. If it happens that I have it on, I snooze it all the time.

2) What is the first thing you do every day?

Usually, I spend 10 minutes in bed while awake, and think about things I have to get done that day.

3) Tell us about your morning routine before leaving the house

I always make sure that every morning I do 50 jumping jacks before taking a shower. It always gets me ready for the day. If I have time after getting ready I eat breakfast, if not I eat a fruit on my way to class.

4) What time do you leave for school? 

I leave 10 minutes before class because the campus is only 5 to 7 minutes away.

5) What time do you leave school? What happens then?

I finish most of my classes before or at 1 o’clock.  I immediately go back to res and get lunch. After having lunch, I head straight to my room to take a nap and wake up at 5 o’clock and take a shower. Afterwards, I make dinner and get my study material ready to study. I don’t usually study during the day because I always feel tired, and use it as time to process what I learned that day.

6) What time do you head to Imagine Scholar? 

I usually go there when I have finished my chores for the day.

7) While at IS, what takes up most of your time? What are you most focused on?

I usually take part in classes when I do not have anything pressing to do. I sometimes make a plan for the semester ahead, evaluating my performance for the previous semester, and how do I plan to improve. I also hang out with everyone or read books.

8) Where do you go after IS and how do you spend your time?

I always go home and spent time watching TV and talk to my siblings. I also help them with school work if need be.

9) When do you have dinner and spend time with your family or friends?

Usually at 7 pm, and I spend time with my family and friends during the weekends or on days when I did not go to Imagine scholar.

10) What time do you go to bed?

At 9:30 pm when I am home, but at school, I sleep at 11:30.