A hypothetical day of me (guess my type)
I never introduced myself.
Hi, I'm new, my name is Ilana.
This is a hypothetical day for last semester. Hope you enjoy it.
I took the temperment sorter but I've been questioning my personality type and now I have no clue what type I am. After reading this, would anyone like to guess what type I might be? If you could do that, that would be great because I'm very lost right now. I might not even be an N (although I most likely am)
Well, without further ado, I'll let the rest speak for its self.
8:10 am - Alarm goes off. You wander to the other side of the room to turn it off. You are rather tired because you had trouble falling asleep last night. (as usual). You push the snooze button and rest in bed for about 20 minutes (given that you don’t oversleep). After that you get up and get ready for your day.
8:30 am - You get dressed quickly and throw on something that looks alright. You are all ready to go, but you don’t have a class until 9:30. So you turn on some of your favorite music and spend a bit of time thinking about the past. Also, you spend a little time mentally reviewing your day and deciding what you want to accomplish today. You may even make a to do list. This is a perfect way for you to start off your day.
9:00 am - You walk over to the dining hall. It’s a beautiful day outside and you are convinced that today is going to be a great day. When you get over to the dinning hall, you eat a bowl of cereal and a piece of fruit. You take your tray over to a quiet corner near a window and you spend a little more time reflecting. You grab some lunch to take with you since you don’t have a break for a long time.
9:09 am - Shit! Breakfast took too long. You gather your stuff and scurry over to the music building.
9:11 am - After quickly saying hi to a few people in the music building, you run off to a practice room and soak your reed. You do a few long tones and a brief warm-up to be sure that you are warmed up for orchestra at 11. (you don’t have time to warm up between your 9:30 class and orchestra). You play your warm up well, but you would be really happy if your reed was just a little darker. But you are glad you had time to warm up. You finish up and check the time. Its time to start packing up. Your next class is pedagogy and its right downstairs. Its your favorite class, and even though you have time, you don’t want to be late.
9:19 am - You arrive to pedagogy and you are early. No one is there Oh well. You talk to a few people in the hall until the teacher arrives.
9:25: You talk to your friends who are in the class, turn in your homework and get settled. You end up talking to Jennifer for a bit. You discuss the homework assignment with her, she brings this topic up. She asks how many pages you wrote. For some reason this question always seems to annoy you. (in pedagogy the content is more important than the quantity, so in your opinion it doesn’t really matter. And the teacher is not at all a strict grader, but she writes helpful comments on all the work she grades.) Soon Jen starts obsessing over grades. She’s a wonderful friend but it’s a bit annoying when she obsesses over grades. You are a good student but you are motivated to do well for the sake of learning, not some grade. Oh well. You want to change the subject, but you don’t since class will start soon.
9:30 - Class starts. We are discussing personality today. (your teacher is really into the mbti types, and she is the same type as you). The class is talking about early childhood experiences and it is all very interesting. The ENFPs are contributing the most to the conversation, but that is fine because its very interesting and you rather just listen and observe. One thing you also like about this class is that it is very thought provoking and involves a lot of self discovery. You think about the discussion and you find that you are able to relate to other people’s past experiences. You listen and think deeply about all these new wonderful ideas. This class helps you understand people better, and to you that is truely thrilling
10:05- The topic changes slightly and suddenly you feel the urge to share one of your past experiences, which is completely relevant and very insightful. But you have to think about it… do you really want to speak up in class? You think about it for a bit. When you finally decide to share, someone else beats you to it. The topic changes slightly again. But yet again you feel the urge to speak up in class. This time you do. You feel like everyone is staring at you and you speak in a rather quiet voice. It was a good contribution to the discussion but it was such a big ordeal for you. You tend to speak up a little less than once a day in that class, which is more than usual for you.
10:20- In class today a person who you didn’t really get along with last year, (the feeling was mutual), shared something very sad about their past. You are touched and are more understanding as to why they acted the way that they did. You feel bad for being so judgmental last year. You see that person differently now, and you see them as a strong, rather then just a crabby/ bitchy person. Find out about their past was almost like a revelation for me.
10:51 - The class got caught up in a really great discussion, even though class officially ended a minute ago. You want to stay but you have to get to orchestra like right now. You want to look over the hard parts in the Schubert symphony before you actually play it. And besides, you love orchestra, it is one of your favorite classes. You politely excuse yourself and hurry out of there to get to orchestra.
11:00 pm - You tune the orchestra with your lovely A, which is a tiny bit flat today. (This annoys you slightly.) You start playing the Schubert. You play your first solo in unison with the clarinet. You are very happy that its in tune today because its hard to tune. But the violins mess something up and you have to go back and play that passage again, and this time its not as in tune as it was the first time. You keep playing and get wrapped up in the beauty of the music. You love playing in orchestra.
We get to the 2nd movement, you love that movement but you are nervous about a huge solo coming up near the end. You play it alright but you are still not completely satisfied.
Rehearsal continues and it eventually ends.
12:52- You pack up and head on over to the most dreadful class of the day; ear training. On the way over there, you are upset because you just recently found out that the school of music director is cutting the winds out of orchestra. This really upsets you because you are enjoying your orchestra experience this year and orchestra is your life. You get to class early and just listen in on someone’s conversation as you munch on some food.
1:00 pm - Class starts. It is just the usual same old shit. You spend the time daydreaming and quietly laughing at the crazy activities that we have to do. You have a pretty good sense of humor in general, and humor is the only thing that gets you through that class.
2:30 pm - you head back to your room to relax a bit. You check your email, take a shower and start your pedagogy homework as you listen to music. You think about taking a nap but don’t do it because you get preoccupied with other stuff. You can’t fall asleep at night so what makes you think that you can take a nap? Oh well, it was a nice thought.
3:30 pm - head over to warm up for wind ensemble
4:00 pm - Wind ensemble. Its alright today, except this annoying last chair flute player is being really rude and obnoxious. She arrives late, talks on her cell phone, reads during class and misses all her entrances. She taps her foot very loudly, and she’s all in your face when you’re playing your solos. I’m getting tired and I’m hungry and not in the best of moods. I want to strangle her or tell her to knock it off but you just put up with it, even though she is so annoying. If only she would stop stomping her damn foot.
6:00 pm - Wind ensemble’s over. You think about getting dinner. But you are don’t want to deal with the crowds and the long lines so you go back to your room to relax for a bit until the crowds die down. Dinner in the dinning hall is free on weeknights. You’re not really hungry anyways so its cool. You get preoccupied with an interesting subject on the internet or perhaps an IM conversation.
6:40 pm - Now you are actually hungry, but the dinning hall is closed. This school never seems to fit your eating schedule. Grr, now you can’t get dinner for free. You can either buy some over priced food at the Plaza or grab a granola bar from your room. You opt for a granola bar.
7:00 - Start some more homework.
Your roommate comes in the room. You haven’t seen her all day because she’s in her boyfriend’s room practically 24/7. This is fine for you because you need some time alone. You wish your romantic life was existent now. You don’t really connect with anyone at the school, although you have one or 2 secret crushes. You can’t go out with just anyone, it needs to be someone special. You just don’t know anyone like that and you feel like there's no one there for you at this school. Everyone else seems to have their romantic life together but you. You have also been hurt in the past . You are kind of too busy for romance but it would sure be nice. But at the same time love is something you just don't want to deal with right now. Come to think of it, you social life isn't really together either. You love people, but you find yourself too shy and too self concious to be more outgoing. This perhaps bothers you even more than the lack of romance in your life.
Anyways, you are a bit bitter that your roommate has a SO but she still feels sorry for herself. Oh well, that’s life. You still get along very well with your roommate. When she comes in, you talk a bit and she invites you to some party. You turn it down because you have lots of practicing to do tonight and you are not much of a social butterfly.
Soon she leaves and you continue to work.
8:00- Its time for a break. You decide to go practice oboe. You start by pulling out your practice planner and setting some goals for today. You plan out your entire practice and then go through with the plan. You spend a lot of time on details and do about 2 hours of solid work. Music is something you enjoy very much and will willingly sacrifice a good deal of your social life (or whatever else gets in the way) for it.
10:00 By the end of your practice you feel accomplished and energized because you reached some of your goals. However, there's still always more to be desired. You are painfully aware how far you are from perfection. Today you notice that you are very tense when playing and that its having a negetive effect on tone and intonation. This problem is just starting to pop up, but you are already worried about it because if left unchecked, it could be really BAD. You need to fix it before thursday's orchestra rehearsal because you want to sound good and in tune in rehearsal. If you don't sound good, you will bring down the other woodwinds, make a fool of yourself, appear to be unprepared and let a lot of people down. The worst thing about sounding bad in rehearsal is your fear of backward progress. You hate the idea of sounding worse than you did a few days ago, and you definetelly don't want to do this in public because it just reinforces the fear. Anything other than improvement is very bad right now because you are preparing for an important audition in March. You make a mental note of the problem areas and write down some things to work on tommorrow. You are also aware that you have come a long way since you first started oboe and you made some nice progress today. You leave the practice rooms feeling neuteral about your playing.
10:15- Back to your homework. Its due on thursday but you want to finish it tonight to get it out of the way.
11:00- Your room mate came back. You realize that you are really starved right now. You didn't really have dinner (aside from the granola bar). You and your roomate decide to grab something to eat. You talk a bit and take your time. She goes back to her boyfriend's room and you head back to your room alone
11:40- You spend the next hour writing an entry on your online journal and checking up on all the people you know by reading their online journals. You don't interact with others all that much, so reading these blogs is very important to you. With most of the blogs, you notice that everyone else seems to have their life more together than you do. And then there are some blogs that you can really relate to. In fact, you find that you have a lot in common with some of the people. You can really emphasize with some of your aquaintances. Some of these people could probably become good friends. But that will probably never happen because you are too weird and shy to reach out to them. There's always hope though. Things could change. Your social life sucks this semester and you are frustrated by that. You need to stop being so shy and self concious.
Then you start to think about everything wrong in your life and your personality. You hope things will change soon.
12:30 am- Now would be a good time to get to sleep. As soon as you start to settle down, your roommate barges in the room and just the sound of the door opening startles you. She only seems to come in right when you are ready to fall asleep. She comes in to grab some stuff and then she heads out again. You talk for a bit and get distracted from falling asleep.
12:55 am - You can’t fall asleep so you decide to read. Just for a little bit though, like 20 minutes tops.
1:50 am - It was a good book and it took way longer than expected. You have an 8:30 class tommorrow and you should have been asleep at least 45 minutes ago.
2:20 am - You’re still awake.
2:45 am - You finally doze off.