Sometimes I look at this blog as a whole and think, “Hm, I don’t think I tell my readers enough about myself.” I’m working on trying to remedy that. Promise.
I always think it’s cool to see what people do with their day, especially if they have cool jobs or lead super busy lives. Since I freelance, my days tend to vary. One day, I’ll be taking wedding pictures, on another I’ll be doing mostly technical writing, then the next day I’ll devote several hours to crafting. The side hustle is real.
Here’s what my typical day looks like:
8:00 — Wake up. I can admit that I’ll never be an early riser, so it’s just easier to have three snoozes go off and catch up on social media before I commit to real life.
8:30-9:00…ish — Did I mention that waking up is flexible?
9:00 — Email check. This is also when I chug coffee and pray for quick caffeine metabolization.
9:15-12:00 — Social media management and content creation. This is my main source of income. I can’t complain. I get to be on Pinterest for other people. Win. This is the least flexible part of my work day.
12:00-3:00 — This is the most flexible part of my work day. Things that fall into this section: overflow content creation, cat-sitting, crafts, technical writing, transcribing audio, Etsy related things, gardening, big personal writing projects. Or whatever else happens to fall into my lap. I also try to fit some yoga at the beginning of this time slot to keep from getting fidgety.
3:00-5:00 — Running! This is marvelous for someone who sits all day. Sometimes, I get sensory overload (since I’ve been staring at a computer screen all day) and scare hikers with my over-enthusiasm, but most of the time I come out of the woods unscathed and unembarrassed. Bonus points if I don’t trip over roots.
5:00-11:00 — This is the most flexible part of the day. Dinner moves around, depending on what tickles our fancy that day. Then we play video games, watch things I should have seen in the 80’s and 90’s, or meet up with friends. I have a pretty solid “turning into a pumpkin” time of around 11 p.m. You’d think that sleeping in would give me some staying power, but nay. I’m usually in bed by 11.
What does your typical day look like? What do you do for work? Let me know in the comments!