A few months ago, I asked what y’all wanted to see me post more about. Some of you said a “day in the life” post.
I hesitated, since a day in the life right now is not indicative of my normal routine…but I guess, like a lot of other blog stuff, it’s more like a snapshot of my life right now.
I’m currently freelancing but looking for another full-time job, so this is different from my “regular” routine. Once I’m back at a “9-5” (heavy emphasis on the quotations, I live in NYC), I’ll write another post like this about what a “9-5” day looks like for me.
3-4:30am: Wake up worried about the day ahead, text Ashley, thankful for a friend many time zones ahead of me who’s awake.
4:30-6:30am: Fall back asleep by some miracle!
6:30-7:00am: Wake up, shower.
7:00-7:15am: Walk Bailey.
7:15-7:25am: Get a wonderful french vanilla hot coffee from 6′ Donuts and a banana from my fruit cart dude.
7:25-9:45am: Prep for big meeting.
9:45-10:00am: Hair, makeup, getting dressed for meeting.
10:00-10:20am: Walk to meeting, talk to mom.
10:30-11:45am: BIG MEETING.
11:45am-12:30pm: Lunch with friend who works near meeting.
12:30-12:45: Walk home.
12:45-1:30: Work on follow-up emails, other freelance client work.
1:30-1:45: Walk Bailey again.
1:45-3:00: More working on freelance work, catching up on email.
3:00-3:30: Travel uptown for a Junior League meeting with communications and fundraising staff. I enjoy the volunteer work I do for Junior League tremendously, but it’s also great professional experience for me, too, and I’ve met a gazillion awesome people. Spend time on subway catching up on email.
3:30-5:15: Meeting. Knock out lots and lots of stuff.
5:15-5:30: Walk over to Soul Cycle, get changed.
5:30-6:15: Best 45 minutes of my day on the bike with Tomas.
6:15-6:30: Attempt to look like a normal human again.
6:30-6:50: Back on subway downtown, catching up on email.
6:50-7:00: Take a wonderful 10 minutes to just sit down near the Flatiron building and chill out.
It’s easy to live a really hectic life in this city and not realize the amazing opportunities the city offers, but yeah, it’s pretty awesome. When I take a minute to slow down, I really appreciate living here and can’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. Grace from Stripes and Sequins wrote a great post the other day on living a “calm life.” Some weeks I am go-go-go, but some weeks I completely retreat at night and spend lots of time in my yoga pants with Bailey. I try to say no when I can, but sometimes it’s hard to say no to the exciting things this city offers.
7:15:8:45: Stop by one of Uplift’s Workout+Wine events. I started off working with them as a blog partnership but have become actual friends with them because they are awesome, so stopped by to support them and hang out. It’s a wedding event, so I have zero reason to be there but to support my Uplift buddies and do a little networking. End up seeing Melissa and a former coworker and having lots of fun.
8:45-:9:15: Walk Bailey again.
9:15:9:45: Blog about my lame day.
9:45-???: Catch up on life. In my freelance life, I very rarely spend this much time out of my “office,” so I have lots to catch up on tonight. Tomorrow, 94% of my day will be spent in my apartment.
Tell me about a day in your life!