Hello, friends! This week, I am documenting my life in a series of “Week in the Life” posts. This is my third year doing this series and I think this comes at the perfect time, as I don’t have the brain space for much more than this.
It is interesting to look back on my previous “Week in the Life” posts from 2014 and 2015, as I feel like I was in completely different life stages then! In 2014, I was still living with my mom and in 2015, I had just moved to Tampa and was living with Roomie. And now, in 2016, I’m living on my own. Who knows what 2017 will look like?!
In any event, here’s what Monday looked like in my world:
4:45am // First alarm goes off.
5:00am // Second alarm goes off. Scroll through Facebook for a minute and then force myself out of bed.
5:15am // Morning walk while listening to a podcast. (All the Books!)
5:45am // Back home. Feed Dutch, shower, and get ready for the day while listening to a podcast. (What Should I Read Next?)
7:00am // Commute to work.
7:25am // Arrive at work and spend time chit-chatting with coworkers about all sorts of subjects, including whether or not every star is a sun (verdict: no).
8:15am // Finally start working. Go through my emails and respond to a few of them, do some housekeeping tasks, and then start working through the edits I received on some of my monthly content.
9:00am // Short break to eat breakfast. (I’ve been sipping on iced coffee all morning, but I wasn’t hungry until just now.) I have grapes and Greek yogurt, a healthy breakfast for once! Start editing a coworker’s content while finishing up breakfast.
10:00am // Project update meeting (We have this meeting every Monday to update the team about what’s happening with our new clients who are in the process of getting new designs/content for their websites. Since I’m a launch coordinator with the writing team, I sit in on these meetings and offer updates as needed.)
11:00am // Meeting concludes. Back to my desk to finish up my editing task.
11:30am // A friend texts me asking to do lunch today and I take her up on the offer.
11:45am // Lunch at McAlister’s where we do a lot of passionate venting about the election and talk about what we can do next. It’s an emotional lunch, but a cathartic one.
1:15pm // Back at work and I dive right back into writing.
3:45pm // Take a short break to eat my afternoon snack: string cheese with a handful of chocolates. 🙂
4:00pm // Back to writing! I stop around 4:45 once I finish up the page I’m writing and realize I made my writing goal for the day. Success! Write my to-do list for tomorrow.
5:00pm // Commute home while listening to a fantasy football podcast. (Yes, I’m a dork.)
5:25pm // Once home, I walk Dutch, feed him, unpack my lunch bag and put out the trash, take off my makeup and get into comfy clothes, and then work on this post.
5:55pm // Leave for an appointment at my salon, a quick eyebrow wax!
6:15pm // Eyebrow wax with my favorite esthetician. We talk about sports the whole time and it makes me realize how much I love talking about sports with females. There’s something so empowering about it!
6:40pm // Back home and take Dutch for a quick walk outside.
6:45pm // Dinner and a few episodes of Parks and Rec. (I’m rewatching because I need some hopeful Leslie Knope in my life.)
8:00pm // Take a bubble bath and decide to dose myself with cold medicine. I’ve been sneezing all day and my left nostril has been clogged, and I’ve been feeling crummier as the day has gone on. I only took half a dose because it’s designed to help me sleep and I’m sensitive to drugs like this (they usually knock me out for 12 hours straight), and I want to be functional in the morning!
8:30pm // Last nightly walk for Dutch, cleaned the kitchen, nighttime routine of brushing teeth and washing face, and then snuggle into bed with my book and my pup.
9:30pm // Lights out!
Name one good thing that happened to you yesterday. (I know it’s hard during this time of turmoil.) For me, it was lunch with my friend and our discussion about how we’re going to affect change.