Why you should read this…If you’ve ever wondered what a day in Micah Spatt’s life looks like, you are in the right place. If you haven’t, aren’t you just a bit curious? No? Well, honestly, you might as well keep reading because you’re already three sentences deep, and there’s no point in turning back!
The reason why my day matters to me is it always brings a new opportunity for growth. I hope you enjoy this day in my life and maybe even glean a little something along the way.
Flipping a switch, and the Bacon Blues
Soooo, like any normal person I woke up this morning and knocked out a quick 20 pushups. After getting an intense pump, I proceeded to lie on my bed and wonder why I was awake. I quickly realized, as my intense pump wore off, that I had to get my laundry out of the dryer! Sadly, it was in a dorm dryer, as I am still in the dorms for my senior year — fingers still crossed for an apartment.
As I approached the laundry room my mind flipped a switch, and I realized it was time to dominate the day! My laundry was dry and smelled absolutely fantastic. “It is going to be a great day,” I told myself. I showered, changed and decided breakfast would be an ideal opportunity to see what the Frott had to offer.
Alas, the last roadblock in my day was seeing there was no bacon at the Frott — once again! I have looked forward to Bacon Breakfast every Friday since I was a freshman. As a senior, not having bacon my last days at Goshen College has thoroughly disheartened me. Nevertheless, the breakfast burritos they serve between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. are a valid substitute that help me fight through my bacon withdrawals.
Getting after it on the daily
Between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. I consider my “hours of getting after it.” I complete my workout which includes an assortment of gamespeed 3-pointers, floaters, free throws and of course a healthy dose of defense. Preparing for practice is like preparing for games, so my “hours of getting after it” are very important. I also do homework, go to class and try to sneak in a nap, but that’s the boring part of my “hours of getting after it.”
After this time for myself, the most intense part of my day begins.
In my last year of college basketball, practice has been a complete joy. While I still get pre-practice fatigue (the athletes know what I mean), every time I get out on the court I feel immense delight. Some practices are harder than others, but by the end I feel accomplished and, most importantly, happy. It helps that this year my teammates have been wonderful. Seeing and grinding with those guys has made every day and every practice that much better. Hopefully we can have a good season and win a lot of games, but regardless, I know I have gained friendships that could last a lifetime.
My Two Cents
For what it’s worth to the person reading this, enjoy whatever you are taking part in. Take a step back sometime and notice how far you’ve come — because it won’t be there forever! Find ways to make life enjoyable, and seriously, get some sleep! As I reflect at the end of each day, I never forget that the next is another great opportunity to grow.