Hey guys – I have been seeing these day in the life posts all over blogs lately and I think they are really fun! Emily has even started a whole series on them and I will be doing another one on her blog in December. In the meantime I thought I’d do my own here. I would love to have beautiful photography to go with it like That Wife’s day in the life posts but that isn’t going to happen so you’ll have to bear with the iPhone photos sprinkled throughout this post!
It’s also kind of long. I personally find it fascinating when people write about their day in great detail rather than just write “work” so hopefully I’m not the only one that appreciates that! And if not consider yourself warned 😉
Day in the Life – Wednesday, October 26 2011
5:43 AM – alarm goes off. Turn it off, roll over. Contemplate getting up for a run. Doze and cuddle with Eric and Webster.
6:16 AM – finally roll out of bed to go for a run.
6:37 AM – actually leave the house for said run after eating 1/2 a banana and taking the dog out.
7:10 AM – back at house after 3-mile run to change into Vibram’s and pick up Chloe.
7:15 AM – head back out the door for another 1.5 miles in the trails with the pup.
7:20 AM – witness a beautiful sunrise that makes getting out of bed this morning completely worth it.
7:30 AM – enjoying running in the trails so much I decide to do 2 miles instead of 1.5. Finish the 5-mile run (total) with a lovely 1/4 mile walk back up the hill to our house in the beautiful, crisp fall morning.
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM – make coffee, have a shower, do my hair, get dressed, pour a cup of said coffee, pack my lunch, make oatmeal for breakfast, say goodbye to Eric for the day.
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM – eat breakfast, start writing this blog post, read blogs.
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM – work on freelance stuff, attempt to do an interview for an article but get voicemail.
9:30 AM – arrive at office.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – catch up on emails, meet with co-worker on new urgent project.
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – meet with two co-workers on some new business development initiatives we’re working on including creating a blog. This time period was also interspersed with me leaving the meeting to make urgent changes to a client’s ad using inDesign.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – continue going back-and-forth with client on above ad. Get final approval around noon.
12:05 PM – meet friend for lunch (I was late due to the above ad stuff!)
12:50 PM – another interview for a freelance article I’m working on (different from above).
1:10 PM – 2:30 PM – back to the office. Start sorting through the beast that was my inbox after being in meetings/tied up with the ad all morning. Get a few small requests and to-do’s off of my desk. Once inbox is completely cleaned out I’m ready to dive into a project!
2:30 – 5:30 PM – work head down on creating an advertising plan for a client. At some point in here I eat my “second lunch” of the day at my desk.
5:30 – 5:50 PM – wrap up at work, sort through the emails still in my inbox, plan my day for tomorrow and write out my to-do list.
5:55 PM – 6:05 PM – commute home (love my short commute!)
6:05 PM – 6:50 PM – unstack and restack the dishwasher, play with the puppy, make a green smoothie for dinner and drink said smoothie, reply to a few personal emails and try to clean out my personal inbox a little, get my bag ready for yoga.
7:15 PM – 8:35 PM – yoga class! Last nights class was different from most I take because it was an arm balancing class. So it was done in a 30 C (90ish F) room instead of a 40 C (100ish F) room and we spent a lot of time working towards and practicing arm balancing poses. I FINALLY got into crow (on the right) for two whole breaths at the end of this class. I did not get even CLOSE to the pose on the left pictured above but a few people in class did!
8:45 PM – 9:15 PM – drive home from yoga, stop at the bank to deposit paycheque (yay money!), clean up, change into comfy clothes and take my contacts out once home.
9:15 PM – 10:05 PM – fire up computer, catch up on a few more emails, eat a bowl of cereal, schedule this blog post.
10:05 PM – 10:20 PM – read my book in bed.
10:20 PM – lights out!
And if you are *just dying* for more details of my day (ha ha ya right) you can check out my food blog here to see what I ate yesterday! 😉
Not all days are this busy! I like to keep at least 1-2 nights a week where I have NOTHING going on after 6:00 PM. Because I have a lot of freelance work this week (way more than usual, 6 stories to do vs. the usual 2-3) I am also squeezing more interviews into my day than I normally would.
Also, yesterday was a perfect example of why it’s awesome having my brother around. Eric also had a long day yesterday and was at school from 9 am – 8 pm. Luckily my brother has Wednesdays off so was home with the dog all day! Yesterday definitely would have been a lot more hectic for both Eric and I without Logan here to help with Chloe!
OK, well that was my day yesterday! Sorry if this was terribly boring for anyone 🙂
Question of the day: Do you enjoy day in the life features or not (be honest, but nice please)? How long is your commute? (Words cannot express how thankful I am for my 10 minute commute. 15 minutes MAX!)