Thank you all for the wonderful feedback on yesterday’s post. It really means a lot to know I have readers out there that get where I am coming from.
I don’t think I have actually ever done one of these. With work, I have to say it is pretty routine and simple. I know come August when things pick up, my work week will be crazy. But that awesome thing about having a job is, your weekends are yours! No project, exams or work looming.
5:45 AM Wake up naturally, My alarm is set for 630 but I have not once needed it to go off. Due to the heat, I don’t mind waking up this early to run. If I didn’t I would melt (can you believe the heat we are getting, 100 on Friday!)
6 AM Head out the door for a run. Loving the morning runs because unlike anywhere I have ever lived at the time, there are tons of people out. Some going to work, some walking, some running, just all around a lively place for this early. I have found several running routes and am so lucky I live in an area where there are plenty of places to go. I can go towards Chevy Chase or down by Dupont.
7:25 AM Get back to the apartment to shower and get ready for work. My roommate leaves about this time so she is heading out the door. Kind of a perfect arrangement because neither of us are jostling for the shower.
7:45 AM On my computer with a cup of coffee in hand reading blogs, catching up on comments and posting a new post. The next hour is great decompressing time for me. I just blog, sip and read. Love it.
9 AM: Head out the door for the 10 minute walk to the metro. We live in between stops but I really don’t mind the walk. Well, I should say the walk there is fine but the walk back is all uphill. At this time, there are tons of people on their way to work, barely anyone running just because it is already so dang hot by this point!
9:15-10 AM: Metro travel. I get on the red line and then switch to the orange/blue line to get to work. Usually I have to stand for the first half of the trip (~15 minutes) and then get to sit for the last stretch when I switch lines. At my stop, the metro car is much more bare. Once off the metro, it is literally a two minute walk to my office. (One thing about the DC Metro that blows my mind are the size of the escalators, they are soooo long! I have never seen ones these lengths!) Sorry lady for catching your feet and a guy’s butt, my bad.
10 AM- 5 PM: I am at the office. Right now I am in a little makeshift desk because they are still transitioning out the girl whose place I am taking. The computer I use is slow as ever. Right now, I am mostly making documents to organize for next years students. I am learning the new computer system BUILD uses as well as starting the recruitment for mentors which I am solely responsible for.
5 PM – 6PM: Another metro trip back. Sometimes I stop two stops before mine because they have a library if I want any books or dvds. Sadly, the libraries I have found don’t have any of the books I want. Either way, the walk, although uphill, is nice. (I say that as the temperatures are said to reach 100 by Friday, insane!)
6PM-9PM: Blog, dinner, catch up and get ready for tomorrow. I seriously jam pack these three hours to fly through all my to-do lists I have. I have been loving having a kitchen and an OVEN (!) so I have been roasting away. I still lack creativity but I am trying to buy more on sale produce even if I haven’t heard of it to give it a shot. I mean it’s on sale so why not! It keeps each week a little different with choices. The funny part is, my roommate hates vegetables, even the smell of them. Oh boy she hates when I cook, it is hilarious, because it is always full of some sort of vegetable. On the flip side, she lives off of peanut butter which I hate the smell of. A pair made in heaven! We joke about it – but no joke she got an air freshener for the smell!
9 – 9:30 PM: Yes, I try to be in bed between 9 and 9:30. I know this won’t last long once we have a tv because a lot of the shows I watch are later. At this point, no tv, no entertainment, I am ready for the lights out.
During the week, this has been a pretty reliable and consistent schedule. Just like at school, my body tends to settle into a routine quickly.
Questions: What are some must do’s in your day? What is your favorite time of the day? Any questions you have for me, ask away. I hope to do a post that answers them all!