A day in the life of… Michael Carlisle

By Darius Golden.

Being a student is hard work. As we all know by now, it can be difficult to stay on top of tests, papers, reading assignments, and everything else professors assign us on a daily basis. Extracurricular activities are also something that can take up a lot of our time. Senior Michael Carlisle is the Resident Chaplain of 1st West Oak, a varsity soccer player, and a co-leader of Thursday night Vespers. Here’s a glimpse into one of his busiest days of the week, a Thursday, and how he gets everything done:

7 a.m. – Wake up, brush teeth, quiet time during breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. – Go back to room and study
11 a.m. – Homiletics class with Dr. Hartley
12 p.m. – Cor 401 homework for the week
1:30-2 p.m. – Lunch
2-3:20 p.m. – 20th Century American History with Prof. Neumann
3:30-4:00 p.m. – Go over Vespers schedule for the night
4 p.m. – Get ready for soccer practice
4:30 p.m. – Soccer practice
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:15 p.m. – Shower
7:30-8:45 p.m. – Write a paper for Christian doctrine
9 p.m. – Vespers
10:30 p.m. – Hang out/relax
12:30 – Bedtime

   How do you balance school, work, and athletics?

I have a lot of open free time, so it’s just a lot of working my free time with things that I need to do. Things get done in those pockets of the day where I have the time to do them.