I have read a few “day in the life” type stories from other bloggers I admire and thought it would be a fun exercise to do myself. More often than not, blogs can become a curated space that may seem fancier than real life actually is. For example, sometimes I post nicer things on my wantlist series – but do I own all of these things? No way. I have purchased maybe 2% of said items. The real life behind a creative fascinates me, so here we go!! Yesterday, I jotted down what I did throughout the day, which resulted in a no frills account of a typical week day. As you’ll see, it can be pretty mundane … but just as a heads up, I probably talk about food way more than I should. I would encourage you all to record your own days sometime and share it with others. It gives a lot of insight into the REAL person behind the computer screen. To see my own details, please click the read more button below.
7:15 AM Insanity kicked my butt. I had worked out the prior evening around 9:45pm, so I only really had 9 hours of rest in between which probably wasn’t a good idea. As I sit here writing this my legs and back are killing me as my head slowly rolls towards my desk. But I do love insanity + the results, I really really do.
8:00 AM Insanity ( I sound like a broken record ) literally makes me sweat more than I think I ever have ( TMI?? ), so a quick shower was essential. I then got ready for the day and put on my typical uniform of black skinny jeans + a loose t-shirt.
8:38 AM Finally sat down at my desk and powered through all unanswered and important emails. Halfway through, my stomach was growling hardcore. I don’t think my breakfast was nutritional or big enough, which is something I need to work on!
9:22 AM A few of my important client emails required quick design mock ups and branding overviews, so I put those together in prep to send off. At this point, my stomach was still annoying me big time. Michael came into my office and gave me a few candy corn pieces, which will definitely be the death of me this fall.
10:00 AM Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for a few “go to” printers, so I took to twitter and got some great feedback! I’ve sent out a handfull of inquiries to local printers and really hope to find the perfect fit for myself and clients.
10:53 AM I seriously considered eating lunch early, but grabbed some more candy corn instead. Dangit!
10:55 AM I like to tackle one BIG item from my to do list before lunch, so I worked on a fun + unique website design for a current client. It’s very much outside of my comfort zone box, so I’m excited about this one.
11:59 AM After crossing off my big ticket item for the day, I literally ran to the kitchen for some lunch. I decided on having some leftover noodles ( I know, nothing interested ) and took some photographs before eating, just because I figured why not feature a photo of food on this particular post since I talk + think about it so much.
12:23 PM Instead of diving right back into work, I chatted with my friend Jen via Skype for a little bit. We dished about clients, food, and a little bit on a collaboration together. It’s always fun to get some human interaction, even if only online, throughout the work day!
2:12 PM I edited photos for this particular post and really enjoyed playing around in Lightroom. Photography is something I really enjoy and hope to do more of soon! I plan on taking out my Canon AE-1 to shoot film in the next few weeks. My favorite toy.
3:00PM Had a quick phone call with my aunt who is also my insurance provider. Since we bought a new house, she’s got our back and talked me through everything, insurance wise! Like what happens if our dishwasher leaks and ruins our wood floor. Yikes! Plus, we got to catch up too, which is always nice.
3:45 PM With most of my to do list completed, I just had to tie up a few loose ends. I finished up emails, sent out a branding comp, and responded to some exciting client inquiries. The end of the day tends to be a lot of busy work, but it’s my favorite time to cool down and ease into the evening.
5:00 PM Over the past couple of days, we’ve been painting our bedroom white with one focal wall in a charcoal. My job today was to get the focal wall done, which was a nice break after a seemingly never ending white on white on white.
6:58 PM Michael and I usually eat dinner together unless one of us is out. Tonight, I had the house to myself – and when that happens, I have a weird kind of tradition. I make myself mac n cheese shapes. Yup. Like a five year old. And I enjoyed every single bite while catching up on Buzzfeed. Sorry I’m not sorry about that one.
7:18 PM Put on the final coat of Benjamin Moore Stonecutter Grey to our bedroom wall.
9:00 PM Realized we’re out of milk and thought I’d be a good girlfriend and run to the grocery store to pick some up so Michael can eat his breakfast. Luckily, our grocery store is right around the corner – I love that!!
9:40 PM I plopped myself down on the couch, finally, and watched some tv while eating an apple + peanut butter. It’s my favorite nightly ritual that I usually share with Michael, but since he was out with a few friends … I had some much needed me time to relax and zone out for a bit.
11:00 PM Once Michael got home, he joined me downstairs and we watched Jimmy Fallon’s parody of Breaking Bad ( hilarious ) before getting some much needed z’s. Day done.