The following takes place between 5:40 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
*Insert 24 music*
5:40 a.m.– Wake up –> bathroom, water, sneakers, leave for my run. I sleep in workout clothes so that helps speed up the process.
6:25 a.m.– Finish running. 5 miles with my dad! I’m still only running about three times a week, other days I’m in the gym. Regardless, I stretch for 10 minutes before showering. I’ve gotten much better at implementing a stretching routine after a workout, even if it’s just for 10 minutes.
6:45 a.m.– Get my upper body ready for the day (hair and face). I’m very thankful for low-maintence hair and skin because I don’t have much patience for that
in the morning. Or maybe I’m the one who is low-maintence and I should be spending more time on my appearance?
7 a.m.– Unload the dishwasher while making breakfast. Some days I have turkey or fish, others I have eggs (scrambled or fried/runny). Always some vegetable, sauerkraut and avocado. I thought of the idea for this blog post after breakfast so no photo this time. Plus the lighting is always ehhh.
I eat while watching the Today show and reading blogs (and the news) online. Breakfast is still my “sacred” time. I hate rushing through it.
7:40 a.m.– Get dressed, brush teeth, pack my bag for the day.
7:50ish a.m.– Leave for work.
I very happily listen to Mike and Mike (sports radio) in the car. I really don’t mind the commute because the traffic is minimal this time of day and I love Mike and Mike.
8:20 a.m.– Arrive at the office.
Here’s where the “day in the life” part gets tricky. I don’t exactly remember what I did. A lot of writing, if I had to guess! It’s challenging but I’m learning a lot about both digital marketing and specific clients.
I try to stand up from my desk every hour, whether it’s going to the bathroom, refilling my water or just stretching my legs. I know I had a clementine and some almonds within this time, too.
1-1:20 p.m.- Lunch. I stay in the office but move down to the kitchen area. It’s a flexible work environment so you can work and eat pretty much anywhere.
Most days, lunch is a combo of salad with chicken, avocado, fruit and roasted sweet potatoes.
1:20 – 4 p.m.– Meetings/work. The afternoon goes by much slower than the morning so I like having meetings to break it up. We had a few meetings for upcoming projects and one for a current project.
4 – 4:10 p.m.- A quick walk and snack break outside. I took a packet of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and walked by the water outside of the office. I try to do that once a day— my legs and hips need it.
4:10 – 6 p.m.– Meetings/work.
6 p.m.- Leave the office. On the way home I listen to podcasts or a Spotify playlist (it’s been all Kanye lately).
6:30ish p.m.- Arrive home. I’m so glad it’s staying light later because now I can catch the tail-end of the sunset.
When I get inside, I immediately change into sweats. Even though I’m very lucky that I don’t have to wear a suit to work, if I’m not in workout clothes or sweats, I consider myself dressed up.
6:45 p.m.- Eat dinner. I cook in bulk at the beginning of the week so I don’t rely on my mother for dinner. BUT, if I like what she’s making, I’ll mooch my way in (*living at home perk*). Tonight was leftover steak and vegetables turned into lettuce wraps with a honey mustard dipping sauce. I also had a potato on the side.
There is nothing I love more than a family dinner. Nothing…besides this steak-loving guy.
7:15 p.m.– Make lunch for the next day.
7:20 p.m.- Put away laundry, write in my journal and pick out clothes for the next day (to save even more time in the morning).
7:45 p.m.– Watch last night’s late night shows (Kimmel and Colbert tonight) and quickly scroll through Instagram.
8:30 p.m.– Have a few spoonfuls of coconut butter and granola while writing this post. Yes, spoonfuls of granola.
9:00 p.m.– Start getting ready for bed. I set my alarm for the morning and read a few chapters of “You’re A Badass.” Yes, yes, I am. I fall asleep pretty easily when I get in bed so reading at night is a challenge.
9:30 p.m.– Light’s out. My sleep has been wonky so I will likely wake up once or twice in the middle of the night. Hopefully it’s at midnight and not 4 a.m. when there’s not much time left. Isn’t that the worst feeling?
Soooo this wasn’t too exciting but it’s probably very typical of most people’s work days! Right? Someone confirm that. At least one day a week I have an early morning appointment (physical therapy) so that shifts everything a little bit. In that case, my wake-up call is earlier, my workout is earlier (or non-existent) and breakfast is packed and eaten at work.
Life still feels very foreign, but I do prefer routine. Maybe I’ll be more productive in the evenings eventually. Maybe…