Tuesday, September 20, 2011

a day in the life.

{photo by via Simply Seleta}

Today, I thought I'd share with you what a typical day in my life looks like. It's not ground-breaking, that's for sure, but I kind of love when other bloggers tell me how their days work: Sometimes I'm inspired to change my own routine as a result.

7:00 - Alarm goes off. Hit snooze. 
7:05 - 7:20 - Alarm continues to go off in five minute increments. 
7:20 - Wake up. 
7:25 - Rinse face; plug in straightener; begin make-up regimen. Fight with hair that dried funny overnight.
7:40 - Get dressed. Brush teeth. Grab breakfast (dependent upon time). 
7:50 - Leave house. Pray or sing in the car.
8:00 - Arrive at work. Have quiet time, either with The Book of Common Prayer or Jesus Calling.
8:15 - Check email. Eat breakfast. Read through [most] new items in Google Reader. Check news websites (the New York Times, the Tallahassee Democrat, the Orlando Sentinel, the Huffington Post, and Slate). 
9:00 - 12:30 - Tackle the work day. Write and edit articles; do book reviews. 
12:30 - Drive home for lunch or meet up with a friend. (But, if I'm being honest, mostly drive home.) 
12:40 - 1:20 - Eat lunch. Watch Friends or Cheers or 30 Rock episodes.
1:30 - Get back to work. 
3:30 - Daily mid-afternoon crash in which I succumb to the vending machine. (During Lent, I was better than this. No more.)
3:30 - 5:30 - More of the same. 
5:30 - Thank my lucky stars and head home. 
5:45 - Take a walk with Jordan and Junie. Check the mail. Leave mail I don't care about in the box. 
6:00 - Change clothes. Begin cooking dinner with Jordan. 
7:00 - Eat dinner while watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy
8:00 - Put in a load of laundry. Work on graphic design projects or blog posts. Read. Snuggle on the couch. Watch TV. Sometimes (rarely) exercise.
9:30 - Head upstairs to take a bath or shower, depending on how I'm feeling. (Baths are reserved for moments of stress... or for when I have a good book to read.) Always end up showering so I can wash my hair. (My hair dryer broke, and I haven't bought a replacement.)
9:45/10:00 - Begin nighttime face regimen (detailed here). If I need a change, I scrub my face with baking soda and water instead. 
10:30 - Watch one or two episodes of Cheers. (Or The Office. Or Parks and Recreation). 
11:30 - Prayer with Jordan and lights out. 

Fascinating, huh? Of course, sometimes this routine varies. Tuesdays, I teach ninth grade grammar and literature to my cousin, who's homeschooled. I'm also able to squeeze in 30 minutes or so on their stationary bike or treadmill, which is pretty much my exercise for the week. Jordan's playing flag football this fall, and we have church services on Wednesdays, so those nights are different too.

Here's what I realized while typing all this out: 1) We watch way more TV than I realized; it's often on in the background while we're doing other tasks; 2) I need to do a better job with breakfasts and quiet times; 3) I am terrible at exercise.


What does your daily routine look like?


Staley Mc said...

I love seeing people's daily routines! I also watch one or two episodes of the Office or Parks&Rec before bed sometimes 30 rock too!

Michelle Porth said...

Can I ask where you work? Are you a journalist? Do you write for a newspaper? Do you have a degree? I'm just curious how you got such a perfect job doing book reviews :) Totally jealous! Sorry for all the questions :)

Four Flights said...

Ah Annie it's been a week or so (?) since I've been here and I love the new design. Embarassed if you say you changed it a month ago and I didn't notice haha! And your routine looks actually quite nice and calm, can we trade :) hehe I need to do better about my quiet time in the morning for sure, instead of getting on the computer, work on my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I documented my entire day once minute by minute. My realization was that I'm not nearly as lazy as I think I am. I might have to do this again, such fun! Loved this post, thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer said...

My routine used to be almost exactly like yours with a few little differences. Now, it is never the same. I miss having a set schedule!

Chelsea said...

I took part in this and did one of these for my own day!

Laken said...

I really love that you posted this. I found so many things that are just like my routine :)

Annie said...

I love this! thanks for sharing. I'm hoping to post Friday about what my week looks like. And I would love to know how you get ready in half an hour. Showering at night helps, I'd guess. Also, there's the fact that I am absurdly slow in the morning. I'm gonna need to work on that, haha.