I’m so appreciative of your responses to Monday’s post! Look out for the first “wellness topic” next week :)
Throughout this interim stage of mine, one question I get somewhat regularly is: what do you do all day? I get it, we’re all nosy. I used to take offense to the question because I assumed people were judging me for being out at 1 p.m. on a Tuesday. Maybe they were, who knows. Contrary to what you make think, I DO NOT spend all day on the couch watching Grey’s Anatomy. The truth is, while I do have a lot of freedom, I’ve also maintained some sense of structure in my schedule. I obviously have leeway for timing of activities, but I need structure for my sanity and productivity.
Today’s “day in the life” is from this past Monday. As you’ll see, I have a small part-time job that has kept me busy in the evenings. I would say this has been my typical schedule since May, when I transitioned from ‘YAY funemployment’ to ‘OK, this isn’t funny now.’
7 a.m. Wake-up and watch the opening of the Today Show in bed. Fun fact: I shamelessly love the Today Show.
7:10 a.m.– Say hello to the dogs. By “hello” I mean get lots of kisses (from both) and scratches (from Archie jumping). They play outside for a few minutes.
7:15 a.m.- Heat up my pan for breakfast while unloading the dishwasher. Another fun fact: I can’t do anything unless I’ve unloaded the dishwasher first.
7:20 a.m.- Make breakfast. This is an older photo (I posted it on Instagram a few weeks ago) but pretty typical for me.
I’ve been experimenting with egg-free breakfasts (just to change it up) so, brace yourselves, my new “thing” is eating leftovers. Not that original of an idea, but it’s groundbreaking for me. Whether it’s chicken thighs, ground turkey or even salmon, I’ll heat it up along with a vegetable, starch and sauerkraut (#teamfermentedfoods). Sounds weird, but I actually love it. I haven’t gotten the courage/motivation to make it look appealing first thing in the morning, hence the lack of photo. Fried eggs are much easier to style.
7:30 a.m.- Eat breakfast while reading blogs and watching the news.
8 a.m.- Transition out of reading blogs to looking at the latest job postings. I spend about 30 minutes bookmarking roles to then research later.
8:45 a.m.– Walk dogs before leaving for yoga.
9:15-10:30 a.m.- Vinyasa yoga class. It was a very “flowy” class with great music. Bonus that my mom came too!
10:45 a.m – 1 p.m.- I get back home and make a smoothie bowl for a mid-morning snack. I spend this block of time writing cover letters and doing general job search stuff (occasionally interviews).
Smoothie: base of almond milk, strawberries, blueberries and avocado. Topped with more blueberries, shredded coconut, granola and almond butter.
1 p.m.- Lunch break. Salad with leftover rosemary chicken thighs, butternut squash and cucumber.
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. More of what I was doing before lunch, made better with a snack of granola and kombucha (un-pictured).
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.- Physical therapy appointment.
5 – 7 p.m.– Pick up the kids I nanny and spend the afternoon/evening with them.
7:20 p.m.- Arrive home and eat dinner. Here’s the thing…I cook dinner for myself 5/7 days a week. The other two, I’m very fortunate to have a handy-dandy live-in chef , who goes by the name “mom.” Tonight was stuffed spaghetti squash. My mom had the one stuffed with shrimp and I had the one with chicken, plus avocado on the side. My spaghetti-squash hating dad had plain shrimp.
7:45 – 10:30 p.m.– Catch up with my family and then we all watch the Presidential Debate. I spent a lot of the debate reading commentary on the Twitter. What were presidential campaigns like before social media?! Don’t answer that…
10:45 p.m.- Lights out.
*Linking up to WIAW*