The last time I did a “Day in the Life” post, it was in October and a pretty crazy day. Yesterday was low-key and a pretty normal day for me, and provided a great post topic for today. Enjoy!
5:00 a.m.: First alarm goes off. I had a terrible night of sleep and didn’t get to sleep until probably midnight so I promptly turn off my alarm and set a new one for 6:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.: Second alarm goes off. I snooze it, then lay in bed for about eight minutes, trying to wake myself up.
6:10 a.m.: I’m up! I make a pit stop in the bathroom, get dressed in my workout clothes, and then take Dutch on a short walk. It’s been so rainy here for over a week and the grass is mushy and wet and there are rain puddles everywhere. It was a very wet walk!
6:30 a.m.: Deposit Dutch back at home and give him a treat, and then it’s over to the gym for me! I haven’t felt very motivated for the gym lately so I’m telling myself I only have to go 3-4 days a week for 30 minutes. I’m used to hour-long workouts five days a week, but 30 minutes is better than 0 minutes.
7:05 a.m.: Back at home after a solid 30 minutes on the stationary bike and Dutch acts like I’ve been gone for years. Start this post. Mom comes home from a run and we chat for a while.
7:15 a.m.: Start getting ready for work.
8:05 a.m.: Make a green smoothie. It looked more… brown… than green but it was SO tasty! (And I loved getting so many greens + fruits in such an easy way!) I drank the smoothie while reading blogs and responding to emails.
8:35 a.m.: I leave the house and commute to work, while listening to The Paris Wife audiobook.
9:05 a.m.: Arrive at work, deposit my lunch in the fridge, and turn on my computer.
9:15 a.m.: Sit down with my boss to rehash all that has gone on while she was away. She was only gone for two days (Friday and Monday) but whew, a lot happened! It took me a good 15-20 minutes to get through everything.
9:35 a.m.: Start with my number one priority for today, which is pulling a monthly revenue audit. I do this every month and with four different giveaways to report on, it usually takes me a full day to do it all. It’s very numbers-centric and involves lots of different spreadsheets but I actually like the work, and think it’s interesting.
10:00 a.m.: Take a break to proofread emails and activate a promo code that was requested.
10:20 a.m.: Go into my boss’s office (different boss from the first one mentioned) to have him sign a bunch of order requests for magazine ads and then scan them to my computer.
10:40 a.m.: Chit chat with coworkers, dishing on office gossip and also discussing an upcoming project. Another promo code is requested for a commercial we’ll be running so I activate that one.
11:00 a.m.: Finish proofreading the emails I started, um, an hour ago, email back the order requests to the different vendors, and then sit with two coworkers to discuss the design for a new catalog we’ll be testing. More office gossip commences. (We like to gossip.)
12:00 p.m.: Lunch time! I brought leftovers today: chicken, rice, and peas. So yum. I was looking forward to lunch all day. Ha! Chit-chatted with three coworkers for a little more than an hour and lots of laughs were had. The perfect lunch break!
1:25 p.m.: Back to my desk to go through emails and then send an update for #twookclub. (Our book discussion for August is up!) Read through a personal email and then actually get to work and upload a magazine ad, and do all my little “to-do’s” that that entails, like informing our customer service gals and setting up the promo code attached to the ad.
2:00 p.m.: I get ravenously hungry so I eat a serving of sunflower seeds, while making some updates on our media planning system. My mom sends me a cute picture of my nephew. He’s in Orlando this week and having the time of his life.
2:20 p.m.: Finally, I can get back to working on my first priority of today: the monthly revenue audits.
3:20 p.m.: Finish Part I (of many) for the monthly audits and decide a snack break is in order. I get a hard-boiled egg and a small Golden Delicious apple to munch on, while IM-ing a coworker.
3:45 p.m.: Quick bathroom break and then I prepare a package to put in our Fed-Ex drop box, while also helping my boss figure out an issue.
4:00 p.m.: Conference call with our web development team. We need a new data analytics system built (long story!) so I spent the call talking about our current system, how I use it, and what capabilities our new system will need. Who knew I would become the techy, analytics girl at my office? (Also, my boss called me the “Media Genius” while on the call. Excuse me while my ego grows.)
4:55 p.m.: After a loooong conference call, I was finally freed and it was time to leave! I clean up my desk (cannot stand for clutter. Everything has its place!), clean out my water cup, pick up all my lunch/snack containers from the fridge, and then shut down my computer. Time to go home!
5:03 p.m.: Leave work with a coworker, talking about our Fourth of July plans. (I have none. Dealing with crowds and traffic is not appealing, not to mention there’s a 60% chance of rain that day.) Commute home.
5:35 p.m.: Arrive home and I collapse on the couch for 20 minutes, doing not much more than scrolling through my Twitter feed and talking to my mom.
6:05 p.m.: Time for a bubble bath! I just started this book – so good!
6:30 p.m.: Spend time preparing this post, scrolling through Twitter, and reading blogs.
7:15 p.m.: Time for dinner! Tonight, we’re having Santa Fe chicken, a recipe from Skinnytaste. My mom put all the ingredients in the Crock-Pot during her lunch and then all I had to do was heat up some brown rice and pour a cup of the Santa Fe chicken over the rice. Goodness, I love Crock-Pot meals. So easy! And delicious! My mom and I ate dinner, while watching an episode of Shark Tank.
8:00 p.m.: Continued preparing this post, while watching So You Think You Can Dance. I am very upset with the judges decision of who to send home. It made absolutely no sense to me. Thankfully, my favorites are still safe.
9:00 p.m.: TIME FOR BIG BROTHER! My favorite, favorite show – though tonight’s episode made me a little angry. In between commercial breaks, I started preparing for bed.
10:00 p.m.: In bed to read for a little while and then it’s lights out!