Thanks so much for all of your suggestions on my last post about writer’s block. I am considering doing a 30 day writing challenge where I write (and post) every single day no matter what I do or don’t have to say. I may even start this upcoming Monday. Would you want to do it with me? Let me know down in the comments. Maybe we can do it together.
Several of you asked for more “day in the life” posts which happen to be the easiest to write. So, your wish is my command. Since it’s Friday, I thought I’d share last Friday with you.
6:00 a.m. (and 6:04, 6:12, 6:14): Alarm goes off. I snooze repeatedly until Brittany yells at me to shut the damn thing off.
6:15-6:30: Take a shower. Brush teeth. Do a mental happy dance because … F R I D A Y.
6:30-6:40: Make coffee and pick a podcast to listen to. On Monday mornings, I usually listen to the Rich Roll podcast because new episodes come out on Sunday, but today, I listen to The Daily, a daily podcast from the New York Times.
6:40-6:55: Do my make-up while sipping on my coffee mixed with collagen peptides and almond milk.
6:55-7:10: Blow dry and curl my hair. Errry day.
7:10-7:20: This is the really fun part of my morning. I rummage through my closet and my mess of drawers trying to find something acceptable to wear to work. I instantly lose my cool and feel angry about the fact that I have NOTHING to wear and a huge pile of clothes is created that I will have to deal with at a later time. I usually end up in some lululemon and new balance and call it a day. #firstworldproblems #thankgodforcasualdresscodes
7:20-7:30: Pour a cup of coffee into a travel mug, pack some eggs, brussels sprouts, chicken sausage and snacks for meals throughout the work day.
7:30-8:00: Commute from Encinitas to little Italy/midtown for work.
8:30-9:30: Read and respond to the crazy influx of emails that somehow appeared between 6pm and 8pm this morning. Get a life, people! (jk) I eat my breakfast simultaneously. Multitasking at its finest.
9:30-12:00: Make another cup of coffee. Work, work, work. Maybe play some tunes on my headphones to stop anyone from interrupting me. That plan always fails. Interruption ensues. I get annoyed but then later proceed to do the exact same thing to my co-workers. It’s a vicious cycle.
12:00-12:10: Very quickly saute some brussels sprouts and a chicken sausage for lunch.
12:10-1:20: Eat at my desk and continue to work until physical therapy appointment.
1:30-2:30: Get some physical therapy for my knee issues (more on that later – it’s a bitch) from Angela at Mizuta Physical Therapy in Mission Valley. She’s a genius and it’s a really sweet spot. Check her out if you’re in San Diego and in need of PT.
2:30-5:00: Work the rest of the day from a coffee shop in Del Mar so I can A.) avoid an hour of traffic later and B.) actually focus and get some ish done. We have an open office concept where I work – no walls, no boundaries – so it can be super hard to concentrate, but also really fun and collaborative.
5:00 p.m.: Text Sheri and ask her if she’s up for an impromptu sunset run. Some back and forth happens and she says “YES!” We’re on.
5:10 -6:00: Meet Sheri at Fletcher Cove for a 5 mile run along the coast. It just so happens to be the most beautiful evening for the most PERFECT sunset run. Endorphins are flowing, we are super happy. Unexpected run dates are kind of the best.
6:00-8:00: Sheri runs off to pick us up some sushi from our favorite spot, Sushi Brothers. I meet her at her house and we enjoy a delicious protein roll and paradise roll (the two BEST rolls ever – you must try!) and we catch up some more.
8:00-10:30: I head home. Brittany and I rent “The Edge of Seventeen” which sounds pretty lame but turns out to be fantastic. We both laugh a ton and love the main character. We want to have a pain in the ass daughter just like her.
10:30-11:30: It’s past my bedtime but I can’t go to sleep without reading so I plop down and open my book. I am reading ‘Life After Life’ per my book worm friend’s recommendation. Started off weird and confusing but it suddenly turns a corner. I’m hooked. This book is so good. I am already making plans to devour it over the weekend.
11:30 – 12:00: I finally force myself to bed. I’m not marathon training and don’t have any early run plans in the morning, so I can be rebellious and stay up until midnight these days. It feels weird, but I do it anyway. Gotta take advantage of the off-season. I know, I’m a wild one.
And there you have it. Yet another day in the life. Coffee, work, running, sunset, food and books – pretty uneventful but just how I like it.