Happy Friday! I thought it might be fun to try to do a Day in the Life post once a quarter because I think they’re fun to document and such an interesting glimpse into someone’s day-to-day life, even the mundane details! I decided to document Wednesday, keeping tabs on my day through my Notes app and pictures (although once I started putting this post together, I realized I took way less photos than I thought I did – oops). Please enjoy!
5:30AM: My alarm goes off so I get up and turn it off. Eloise is already up, so she sits on my chest and meows at me. I give her lots of pets.
5:45AM: I finally get out of bed and do my morning stretches.
6:00AM: I start getting ready for work. I take a shower, do my hair and makeup, make coffee, and pack my bag. While I’m getting ready, I listen to an episode of Call Your Girlfriend.
7:00AM: I’m ready for work early so I sit on the couch and read a chapter in Anne of Green Gables. It’s a lovely way to spend my morning before leaving for work.
7:20AM: I commute to work while listening to a Patreon episode of Good Christian Fun. Traffic is light, which is a nice surprise!
8:00AM: I arrive at work and turn on my computer. I go through my emails and then go to the break room to make my breakfast. I’m experimenting with eating more filling breakfasts so I make scrambled eggs in the microwave and toast a piece of whole-grain bread. I usually find myself hungry within an hour or two of eating this, so that’s disappointing, but my body is weird. I eat my breakfast while reading an article about the State of the Union and then get started on my first task of the day, which is filling out a spreadsheet for a developer who is building a website for one of my clients.
9:00AM: Time for a brain break so I play a few rounds of Candy Crush on my phone and also go to the break room to wash out the bowl I used for my scrambled eggs. A coworker stops by to chat.
9:15AM: I upload a keyword plan to our project management system and send a note to our strategy team to look it over, and then start an editing task.
10:10AM: I take a break to drink a protein shake. Along with my more filling breakfasts, I’m also experimenting with protein shakes because of the hypoglycemia episodes I tend to have in the mornings/early afternoons. And it’s especially necessary today since I won’t be eating lunch until 12:30 or later and that’s way too long to go in between meals. I received this one as a sample and it’s pretty good! I’ll probably switch over to their high protein version, not their glucose version, but I’m impressed with how delicious it is.
10:20AM: After a short break, I go back to my editing task.
10:40AM: I take a bathroom break and then leave work to drive to my dermatologist’s office. I finish the Good Christian Fun Patreon episode right as I pull into the parking lot.
11:15AM: It’s time for my annual skin check, so of course there’s a new mole to worry about. This one has grown 1mm since last year so they do a sticker biopsy, which is so much less painful than the other biopsies they’ve done for my moles. It’s a little worrisome (especially because my dermatologist kept remarking how she “didn’t like the color of that mole” again and again, sigh), but I’m just crossing my fingers it’s nothing to worry about.
After the sticker biopsy, we discuss my skin tags and she says she can remove five of them for me today. It’s a cosmetic procedure, so it’s not covered under my insurance but I really need these skin tags removed. (They’re not the type that can be removed via apple cider vinegar – they need to be cut off.) The tech numbs the five skin tags and then the dermatologist snips them right off! She then cauterizes the areas to stop any bleeding that could occur. It’s easy as that!
11:50AM: I leave the dermatologist and drive to Panera to pick up lunch. I packed my own lunch but I can save it for tomorrow. It’s so rare for me to be out of the office on a work day that I decide to treat myself to lunch. Unfortunately, I forgot how crazy south Tampa traffic is and it takes me 10 minutes to drive one block.
12:10PM: Lunch acquired! I drive back to work, turning on an episode of How I Built This to keep me from losing my mind, as traffic tends to do.
12:30PM: Back at work and I work on my editing task while eating my salad.
1:15PM: Editing task is done. I spend a little time on Instagram and upload my Project 365 photo for today.
1:25PM: I go to the break room to throw away my lunch and when I do, I find out our VP dropped off mini-doughnuts, so I snag one and eat it on the way to a meeting.
1:30PM: I meet with two colleagues to discuss a keyword plan for one of my clients. It goes well and we’re in and out within 30 minutes.
2:00PM: I make edits that were suggested during the meeting to the keyword plan, and then upload it to our project management system. And then I get started on a keyword plan for a different client. (Side note: this has been an unusual week for me in terms of work because I haven’t spent any time writing but instead keyword planning and working on SEO strategy. It’s not my favorite part of my job but thankfully, I don’t typically have weeks like this where it’s all I’m doing.)
2:05PM: Before getting started on my next task, I spend time searching everywhere for a hair tie. My purse. My desk. My drawers. There is no hair tie to be found. Cry a little bit inside.
2:35PM: Keyword plan is done and sent off for review. I am quickly losing steam and decide I’ve earned a brain break. I read a few blogs and play some games on my phone.
3:00PM: I turn on the episode of How I Built This I was previously listening to and work on a keyword plan (they’re never-ending this week!) and get it done rather quickly, thankfully.
3:50PM: I finish the keyword plan and then take a brain break. I’m feeling dizzy after looking many spreadsheets today!
4:15PM: I answer some emails, make adjustments to a different keyword plan, and then get started on an editing task.
5:30PM: I am so glad to see the end of the workday! I shut down my computer and drive home while listening to an episode of Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette.
5:50PM: Once home, I snuggle with Eloise on my bed. This has become our new routine when I get home. She rubs herself all over my feet and I give her lots of rubs. It’s the best part of my day.
6:10PM: I pull on workout clothes, remove my makeup, and put my hair up. And then I go for my daily walk! I continue listening to the Real Talk Radio episode while I’m walking. It’s a crazy gorgeous evening outside. Low 70s, slight breeze, perfection.
7:00PM: I’m finished with my walk and sit on the couch, scrolling through Instagram. Twenty minutes later, I’m still scrolling – oops.
7:20PM: I start a load of laundry because I discovered this morning that I have one pair of underwear left. Oops.
7:30PM: I wanted to take a shower (not that I got sweaty or anything on my walk; just felt like one) but I started experiencing a hypoglycemic episode as I was sorting my laundry. Makes sense, though. It’s been nearly seven hours since I last ate and I went for a 45-minute walk. I typically never go more than a few hours between meals but my lunch was really filling and I didn’t get hungry until I got super-ravenously-blood-sugar-dropping hungry. Ugh, this body of mine. I pop my dinner into the microwave (spaghetti!) but I’m feeling so weak and shaky at this point that I can’t even wait for it to heat up. Instead, I find a container of cookie dough (left over from the cookies I made on Saturday night) and scarf that down. These hypoglycemic episodes are so horrible and I’m really trying to be better about how I’m eating to avoid them, but I’m definitely not perfect at it yet.
7:40PM: I sit down to eat dinner and watch an episode of Mad Men. Once dinner is finished, I eat an ice cream bar.
8:30PM: Laundry has finished washing so I separate out what can go into the dryer with what needs to be air-dried, and start the dryer. Then, I clean up the kitchen, tidy my apartment, and rescue some of Eloise’s toys that were trapped in a closet (she loves batting it under the door and trying to rescue it… until she bats it too far for her paw to reach) and under the fridge and my TV stand. This is a nightly routine for me.
9:00PM: I take a bubble bath! I wasn’t actually planning on doing so but I feel like I’ve earned it. I read my book and try to relax.
9:25PM: I refill Eloise’s food and water bowls and then scoop her litter boxes. Then, I brush my teeth and wash my face.
9:45PM: I’m finally in bed, ready to read a few chapters of Anne before calling it a night. This day just felt neverending, honestly.
10:20PM: Lights out.
Do you go for regular skin checks?