Itâ€™s been a while since Iâ€™ve done a day in the life of post, and today was a fun one, so I want to share!
6:27: Alarm goes off. Iâ€™d intended on running but couldnâ€™t, for the life of me, remember that so poke around on the ClassPass app but find nothing that appeals to me. (I have no idea what magical unicorn workout I was looking for.)
7:15: Wake up again, mad that itâ€™s too late to run OR make a class. Decide to snuggle with Bailey instead.
7:32: Iâ€™m shooting a video thing for work, so I decide I â€œneedâ€ a blowout. Iâ€™m working on it, but my body confidence ainâ€™t where it used to be, so letâ€™s go with the hair. Call DreamDry, get a last-minute appointment. YAS
Somewhere in between there: walk Bailey, decide, crap, I need to find an outfit (decide on jeans, blazerÂ and a StitchFix blouse), apply a little makeup. (I know Iâ€™ll reapply before Iâ€™m on camera anyway, so I donâ€™t apply much.)Â
7:58: Walk over to DreamDry, thanking my lucky stars theyâ€™re within blocks of me; hope they have coffee. (My thoughts at this time: they have bubbly in the afternoon, they HAVE to have coffee in the morning, RIGHT? RIGHT?) (They have coffee.) Show up with my hair sort of curled from yesterday with my wand, ask for the more polished version of this.
Vacillate between thinking: this is a colossal waste of money for something thatâ€™s going to wash out andâ€¦â€hey, this will make me feel happy and confident, and costs less than a therapy sessionâ€¦”
8:58: Walk to work on Cloud 9, staring at myself in window mirrors, remembering how HAPPY a good blowout makes me. Â
9:00 – 9:45: Eat breakfast of Larabar + banana + more espresso at work; watch our show on one monitor; start other work on laptop monitor.
10:00 – 11:15: Start ticking things off my to-do list while simultaneously trying to prep myself for segment.Â
11:15 – 11:30: Start gathering things, reapply makeup.Â
11:30: Walk down to the Flatiron Building, where the show, Cheddar Life, a lifestyle show on Facebook for millenials (I have never typed such a 2016 phrase in my life) is hosted, blasting Pinkâ€™s F*cking Perfect in my headphones, followed by Shut Up and Dance to pump me up.Â
(Iâ€™m usually kind of bad at smiling in selfiesâ€¦but this is a screenshot from me talking in an IG story, so thereâ€™s that.)
11:45 – 12:18: Pace, stare at the taco fellows before me, hope they will leave me some tacos, tag mom on FB so she can watch, text her to make sure she understands what that means.
(Secret: I have a teeny tiny piece of paper just behind that Cheddar sign with a few talking points I wanted to really make sure to hit.)
12:20 – 12:28ish: Talk about Daily Burn! Try to ignore that usually about 50K people watch their show! Â Honestly, Iâ€™m really proud of how it went! I got in all my talking points, didnâ€™t get flustered when I got asked a question I couldnâ€™t answer (as in, talking about stuff thatâ€™s still confidential. MY LIPS WERE ZIPPED) and even managed to crack a few jokes! I donâ€™t even care if anyone else found them funny. You can watch me here if you want. I start around 28:00 in.)
12:30 – 12:45: Walk back to work, call parents, grin at a text from a friend/former coworker who told me I did awesome, pick up lunch from my fave place, Inday (fast/healthy Indian-ish.)
12:45 – 2:00:Â
Also, realize thereâ€™s no way Iâ€™m going to get home to walk Bailey this afternoon, so text the dog walking service to please go rescue my sweet pup.
2:00 – 2:30: Weekly marketing team meeting
2:30 – 3:00: Scrambling to fit in some more work
3:00 – 5:15ish: Take a Final Cut Pro (video editing class)! Itâ€™s a skill Iâ€™ve always wanted, and as our production team gets busier, I have volunteered to try to cut some of my own social video from our daily show. It seems hard and overwhelming but Iâ€™m really excited to dive in. Must remember glasses on editing days because I felt my 11s in my forehead getting deeper already today.
5:15 – 7:00: Attempt to catch up on work from super busy dayâ€¦and kind of enjoy the quiet of the office after most people have left. Go home, walk Bailey.
7:30: Go to the gym for a quick run on the treadmill. The wireless headphones Iâ€™m trying out for work havenâ€™t fully charged and Iâ€™m left headphoneless on the treadmill. Truly contemplate going back home for headphones, but decide to play with lots and lots of intervals on the treadmill and set a calorie goal for myself on my watch to keep me occupied. Weâ€™re doing a push-up challenge at work, so I decide to see what my baseline is for how many push-ups I can do at once with good form. 15 today. I follow this with some planks and reverse crunches since Iâ€™m already down on the floor…
8:15ish – now: Get home to LLAMA shirt + BeautyCounter goods Iâ€™d ordered, order a poke bowl for dinner, resolve to go grocery shopping tomorrow, write this post. Now Iâ€™m off to fold some laundry, snuggle with Bailey and take a bath before I go to sleep, happy with a full day.
How was your Tuesday?Â