I always like reading day in the life posts, but I never actually enjoy writing them myself, mostly because in the last few years, my days have pretty much looked the same. I work Monday through Friday during normal business hours and I am always in roughly the same place. (Although that’ll be changing shortly as I move more fully into my new position!)
Here’s how today went:
Sometime between 5 & 530am • My eyes popped open. I got a lot of sleep this weekend which is the only reason I can account for wakening before my alarm went off.
530am • My first alarm goes off for the day.
6am • I’ve spent most of September getting up at this time. I’ve really enjoyed it! It gives me time to take mornings slow and makes it easier for me to mentally wake up for the day.
7am • This is the time I used to get up (and sometimes still do), or if I’m up earlier than this, this is the time I start getting ready for work. Today, this is the time I actually got up.
745 – 805am • I book it out the door. (Today I left at five to eight.)
By 845am • I get to work. Today I had time to stop for breakfast at Starbucks (a glazed doughnut and an iced vanilla chai tea latte. Delish!).
9 – 925am • I went upstairs to my new desk to set up my voicemail, email, and do a few other tasks. I had to be back downstairs in my old department by 930.
930am – 5:20pm • ALL THE WORK. Today I interspersed old department tasks with new department tasks. It was insanely crazy but also insanely productive. (I take my lunch anywhere from 1145am to 230pm. They’re 45 minutes long and I usually spend the majority of it reading, which is how I read as much as I do.)
520 – 550pm • Because sometimes work doesn’t wrap up as quickly as usual. Which it didn’t today.
550 – 630pm • My commute home. I took back roads and stopped at McDonald’s for dinner, which does not normally happen.
645 – 745pm • I ate and watched the series premiere of Quantico. Is anyone else watching it this fall?
It’s now 830pm and I’ve been on Twitter and Instagram since I finished watching Quantico. I’m going to write blog posts out for the next few days before calling it a night and going to bed!