Brittnee is a full-time PhD student, as well as a part-time Starbucks barista. She's also currently planning her upcoming wedding.
Read about her day below.
I try to track my sleep cycle through an app as I quite often either have poor quality sleep, or very little sleep due to the schedule I keep. I wake up most days at 4:30am to get ready for my part-time barista job across town at Starbucks.
My shift at Starbucks officially starts at 5:30am, which is when I begin going through our shipment from the night before and day-dotting and stocking everything for the shift ahead.
Once I finish my shift at Starbucks, I jump on the Subway to the station near my University office, where I work on my PhD research.
At lunchtime, I usually grab food from someplace nearby, or get a heat-up meal from the corner M&S and have it at my desk. On Starbucks days it is difficult to bring food from home.
My office-mate, also in my Bridal party for my upcoming wedding, and I take turns making each other cups of tea in the office kitchen throughout the day.
At my desk I spend a lot of my research time responding to emails and taking care of administrative tasks I would have preferred to have taken care of earlier in the morning, so it is usually quite late in the evening when I finally get into a research and writing-groove.
When I wrap-up my work at my office, I usually swing by the shop to pick up any items my fiance couldn't find at the small shop close to our flat, and start my 25-minute walk home to start on dinner.
My fiance is fortunately a better chef than myself, and will often alternate cooking duties with me when he isn't travelling for work as a musician.
After dinner I usually try to take care of some wedding planning duties, some of which are really enjoyable like trying chocolate for our guest-favours, and some are more straining, like budgeting for said guest-favours.