This week, I am documenting my life in a series of “Week in the Life” posts. I hope everyone enjoys this little peek into my day-to-day!
I woke up a little before 6 a.m. and from there, it was a rush to get ready and out the door. I took Dutch for his first morning walk, fed him, took a shower and did my hair and makeup, got dressed, packed my lunch, and then took Dutch on his second morning walk (yes, he gets two walks in a one-hour period in the mornings. And both are necessary, if you know what I mean!)
It was a little after 7:15 when I left for work, which means I’ll probably be a bit late this morning. Oh, well. Mondays are hard.
Once at work, I put away my lunch and drank my breakfast shake while I prepared myself for a morning of writing. I wanted to finish up monthly content for a client, and then spend the rest of the day editing.
Mid-morning, after I finished my writing task for the day, I made myself a small bowl of oatmeal and then started on the editing work I needed to get done. Lots of pages to edit, especially as I arranged a proofing trade with a coworker in the midst of my writing task earlier.
At 11:15, I left work and went home and took Dutch on a walk. This used to be my mom’s job when I lived with her, since her work was so close to our apartment. And now it’s mine! It’s annoying to have to leave work every day, but I do like getting away from my desk and getting some sunshine and exercise during lunch.
After our walk, I put the ingredients for Skinnytaste’s Santa Fe Chicken in the Crock-Pot and snuggled with Dutch for a little bit before driving back to work.
Back at work, I heated up my lunch in the breakroom. Today, I had Lean Cuisine taquitos, string cheese, corn, and a Trader Joe’s treat. I read some blogs while eating my lunch, and then jumped right back into the editing task I needed to complete.
Around 3 p.m., I finished editing and started working on monthly content for another client. This client is a little bit different from my other ones, as I write blog-style articles rather than SEO-style website content. It’s fun, but also a little bit challenging.
I got sidetracked with chit-chat with my coworkers, so I only ended up writing one article before it was time to go home.
I left work at 5, and got caught in terrible, terrible traffic. The kind of traffic that makes you want to cry and question if you’ll ever see home again. I ended up taking a detour to get gas because I was running low and didn’t want to have to stop before work or during my lunch break tomorrow, but this ended up being a bad decision because the traffic on that route was nearly at a standstill.
It was a little after 6 when I finally got home and I nearly wanted to kiss the pavement. Ha!
Once home, I took Dutch on his first nighttime walk and then put my things away, put on comfy clothes, took off my makeup, fed Dutch, and started finishing up dinner. Since I made a Crock-Pot meal, it only entailed shredding chicken and making rice. Hooray!
My roommate and I ate dinner while watching a couple episodes of The Tonight Show, and then we cleaned up the kitchen.
By then, it was around 7, so I took Dutch on his second nighttime walk (and prayed he wouldn’t need a third… yes, sometimes he needs THREE!), and then ensconced myself in my room to finish writing this blog post and to write my daily word count for NaNoWriMo.
Around 8:45, I finished up my writing (1,700 words today!) and then did my nighttime routine of brushing my teeth, washing my face, and taking my allergy meds. Then, I finished writing this blog post.
I read for a little bit (just started The Martian!) but I was way too tired to focus on the words, so it was lights out by 9:30 pm.
Thoughts on today: It was a good day, where I felt like I got a lot accomplished. I was productive at work, actually made dinner (it was my first time cooking for Roomie, too!), and met my word count goal for NaNoWriMo. This writing challenge is so intense, and it would feel so good to take a night off from it, but I am so motivated to complete this challenge. I was more tired than usual, but hoping an early night means waking up feeling more rested tomorrow!
What are you currently reading? What time do you normally wake up on the weekdays?