After reading about Disa’s daily work routine over at The Active Spirit, it got me thinking about my daily routine. I mean really thinking. I can literally beast through a typical workday and finesse this whole persona of an IT Corporate Mommy & Girlfriend, but I never really took the moment to really think about all that my mind has to process on the daily. After doing so, let’s just say Self-Care days will be in abundance.
5:30 AM — I’m awake, but not all the way awake. Yanno? I need that me time before I get ready to be mom, girlfriend, and corporate employee. I need a moment to myself before I get ready to take on the world.
6:30 AM — I’m officially out of the bed and getting myself ready. Since we’re down to one bathroom due to remodels, I usually have it all to myself. I also allow this time for my pup to take care of his business because he’s already up waiting for me with excitement. All before I can make it to the Keurig for a fresh cup of tea.
7:00 AM – I’m rounding up the kids because they’re way too spoiled to be responsible to wake up by themselves. Unless there’s a trip or party going on. Go figure. But this is definitely going to change. Mark my words.
7:10 AM – I’m past being lenient and this is usually my second attempt at rounding up the children, particularly my son — who stayed up waaaay too late playing with his WWE wrestlers.
7:15 AM — They’re getting dressed and I’m tending to the dog — preparing his food bowl, filling his bowl with fresh water, and letting him back in the house. On a bad day, King has scaled the fence and is roaming the neighborhood.
7:30 AM — The kids are eating breakfast and something has me occupied that really could wait, but my mind thinks I need to do it now. This usually prevents me being able to grab breakfast on the days that I’m actually craving it. Usually, I’m not a breakfast person because it makes me nauseous to eat so early in the morning. And on days like this, I bring a fruit salad just to put something light on my stomach, or I grab the snacks that are in my drawer once I make it to the office.
7:45AM — We’re in the car and headed to the carpool line at the kids’ school. It’s usually always a mess, but it’s just something I’ve learned to accept. Because when it takes 30 minutes to make it to a place that usually takes about 10, the carpool line is trivial.
8:20AM — I’m on my way to work. I have the trap music on 1000, taking my time to make it to the office. It always makes me alert and ready to take on the work day. Because when I arrive at the office, it’s full speed ahead into beastmode.
8:45AM to 1:00PM — I’m checking emails and in beastmode making sure I don’t drown underneath the work that I have to do. Going from being an exempt to a non-exempt employee has it’s disadvantages. Particularly when it comes to being able to access my emails before every else’s work day has started. I deal with it because we’re only ridiculously busy during the latter part of the year. But from here until around 1 or 2PM, I’m snacking, lunching, and trying to make it through to the end.
1:00PM/2:00PM — This is usually the time I take lunch which is typically a trip to Panera Bread to randomly select through the Pick Twos or stopping by the buffet at the neighboring supermarket. I’ve been keeping it light lately because I’m on a diet and I’m trying to prevent myself from falling over onto my desk to catch some quick zzzzz’s.
2:00PM to 5:00PM — I’m thinking about dinner, dance practice (depending on the day), #TGIT (if it’s Thursday) all while completing the last bit that I can before it’s time to leave.
5:00 PM — I have a little more pep in my step and I’m off to pick up the children from their afterschool program. On some days, I leave work a little earlier due to activities my children are involved in. But for the most part, this is when my work day ends.
6:00 PM — We’ve defeated traffic and making it home and it’s time to muster up the remainder of my energy to cook dinner, get through homework, let the dog out, and prepare clothes for the next day. The load is lifted a bit now since my boyfriend helps out. So while I may be cooking dinner, he helps with the homework and vice versa.
8:00PM — It’s bath time for the children.
9:00PM — We’re getting clothes together (on those good days).
9:30PM – 11:30PM — My children are off to bed. Or so they say.. *side eye* And I’m off to preparing for the next day. I take the time to go through my planners, arrange my outfit for the next day, take my bath, work on my side projects, watch some tv (binge watch), read, or anything that includes
avoiding my thesis.
I also hang around the social media webs a little longer than I should. Most of the times this is due to my boyfriend and his reluctance to see a specialist about his snoring. And going to bed early is never really an option on most nights. I always say that I’m going to better prepare so I can plan to make it to bed an hour sooner than later but I never do. I pretty much always regret it when the alarm goes off in the morning.
Oh, and I made the headboard in the picture above.. more details from that DIY project coming soon. :)