Facebook forcing you into a fugue state with amazing vacation photos? Social network sending you into yearlong Seasonal Affect Disorder with everyone's cooler clothes and cooler lives?
It does me! When I first started blogging, I couldn't understand why everyone was always talking about how perfectly matched their husbands are, how charming their children, how gorgeous the vista they write in front of.
I must have signed on the wrong line.
I started this series because I'm deathly curious how people actually spend their days, when they're not raving about their perfect families and picking strawberries on the coast. I hope it helps you feel "normal" too, and I hope you'll be next!
A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Writer
6:30 am – by now, I’ve gotten to the kitchen and am preparing breakfast and putting her lunch together. She finally trudges in, thankfully dressed, to eat then I hop on the laptop to check on a few e-mails I’ve gotten, mostly blog posts that have been sent.
6:55 am – chipmunk has eaten and freshened up and it’s hair time. If she were a boy, I could brush it in two minutes flat, but she’s a girl and it requires a bit more.
7:30 am – make sure kiddo and her best bud are dropped off at their school then back home to steal a ten minute nap before I’m up again, doing my morning stretch and getting ready for work (the morning stretch is new. I eventually want to incorporate actual exercise into this busy-ness somewhere).
9:00 am to 6 pm – I’m at the paying gig with coworkers surrounded by non-inspiring Hayworth, a guppy twisting my tail in a sea of gray
6:20 pm – pick up my chipmunk from her friend’s house then speed home to fix something uber-fast for her to eat.
7:15 pm – her basketball practice
8:30 pm – make sure to review her take home folder and review any teacher’s notes, follow up on homework and reading assignments the chipmunk has while she does her nightly duties.
9:00 – if we’re lucky, which isn’t always the case, we say our evening prayer and tuck chipmunk in for sleep. Then I’m on the computer to do more blog reads, blog prep for my posts and some writing. If I finish my blog and writing stuff before 1 am, I grab a book or pull up a book in my kindle app for PC library and read a few pages.
Somewhere between 1 am and 2 am - When I start seeing double, I finally go to bed.
Thank you so much Angela for being my brave first profile and sharing your day with us. I'm so impressed by how much you get done and I really want to gift you with a nap.
Will you share your day with us? To be profiled on this series, click the email button in the right sidebar and let me know!