A Day in the Life

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Today I am participating in the 'A Day in the Life' event hosted by Trish from Love, Laughter, and a touch of Insanity. I am a few days late, but I've enjoyed many of the posts that I couldn't help but join in! I figured I would do this 'day in the life' on a Monday, because well, that's how a usual weekday goes for me. It changes every now and then, but for the most part this is it. I make up for it on the weekends (by sleeping in, reading a lot, staying in pajamas all day long, and sometimes going out with friends)

I am up at 6:45am. My first thought is always, "I WANT TO GO BACK TO BED." Then, it's me looking for coffee. It takes me half an hour to get ready, and half an hour to drive to (my first) work for the day.

My first shift starts at 7:45 AM. I work at a well-known big department/general/grocery store as a Human Resources staff. I am pretty much in front of my computer all day or doing paperwork, unless there's interviews scheduled and new hires.

That particular work is only until 1pm, so when I'm done, I drive to my second job - only 5-10 minutes away. Since my second work is so close, I tend to eat something quick for lunch while waiting for my shift to start. I also take this time to go on Twitter, Instagram, and all that. I am honestly always on my phone! As you can see, it's a bright sunny day here in Northern California. 67 degrees. Not too hot, not cold. I do miss the rain though.

1:30PM - I start my shift. I work as an English teacher at a private center. I teach from Gr.1-7. 
Today, I had two students. Each student gets an hour each. Sometimes we go over.  
By 3:30pm, my coworker and I decide to go for a quick Starbucks run. I ordered a non fat latte. She ordered the limited edition Birthday Frappucino - it looks awesome, doesn't it??

When we come back, I start a group class that consists of 12 students. The class ends at 6;00. Afterwards, I continue working for 30 more minutes by myself, mostly organizing papers and doing a bit of lesson planning. Everyday is a different schedule and set of new students. I'd say Wednesdays are my longest days because I have more students that day.

 I'm finally done for the day, and when I walk out, it's close to sunset. 

I come home and relax for a bit. Dinner is served at 7:30.

We eat while watching The Voice. After eating, while continuing to watch the show, our dog Kobe likes to think of it as his play time. I just throw a tennis ball in the room and he plays fetch. Pretty low maintenance dog.
 If it's not Monday or Tuesday, I don't really watch T.V. because I mostly watch shows online. Sometimes, I use that time to work out. I like working out at home using the Insanity DVDs. Not today though.

When that's done, it's already 10. I go online and start responding to comments and visiting other people's blogs. I also try to write up a post or two around this time. While doing that, I am also on Skype with my boyfriend since we've been in a long distance relationship for a few years now and that is definitely a daily thing. We don't necessarily talk ALL the time, especially because we are busy doing our own things, but it is nice to be online with each other's company. He is usually editing photos. Check out his photos here. When we are both free, we usually talk, watch Netflix together, play video games, brainstorm creative ideas, and/or just be online.

 By 11, I am about to get ready for bed. I almost always drink tea, light a candle, and get in comfy clothes. Then, I start reading. I love reading in bed and it's the perfect way to end the night.

I tend to sleep around 1am, which I know is terrible!! But I am such a night owl, and can't sleep earlier than that even though I have to wake up at 7am the next day. Oh well. Reading is worth it in my opinion!



25 comments:

  1. Busy busy busy!!! And I also can't help but notice your long distance relationship and compare it to mine many years ago when I'm not even sure there was such a thing as Skype. So neat that you're able to spend that time together even though you're not quite in the same room.

    And Night. What a powerful book. Glad you joined in Jillian!!

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    1. Thank you for hosting and visiting my blog, Trish! And yes, long distance relationships are incredibly tough! 'They are for the bold,' as the saying goes. I think regular visits help, and the fact that we were together for a while already before the long distance happened. Otherwise, it'd be even tougher.

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  2. I adore this! I just learned so much about you that I didn't know! I had no idea you were a teacher and worked two jobs. I was aware that you work for my favorite store on the planet. LOL. But wow - you are so busy! I love the pictures, especially the last one. :) I could never function if I didn't get to bed by 11, at the latest. And that's pushing it. This was awesome, loved it!

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    1. Thank you!! :) And haha, that store IS pretty awesome. It just has everything!! You do have a daughter to take care of though, so maybe when I have kids someday, I can't be sleeping so late anymore.

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  3. You are quite busy, but I loved the Starbucks break in the middle. :-)

    Yummy looking dinner, by the way. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. A quick Starbucks run makes a big difference in a long day! And thank you.

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  4. What a lovely day! So many different things going on! And yes, reading is worth it. :)

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  5. Wow your dinner looks so healthy - I really need to work on consistently making healthy meals! Your day is so busy, but it's wonderful how you make time for everything! Especially those 2 precious hours of reading time. :)

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    1. Thank you, Charlene. It just so happens that my dinner was healthy that day, but it's not always that way. I try to make it into a habit though. Lunches are much more difficult to plan!

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  6. I had to look up what a limited edition Birthday Frappucino was. LOL It sounded--and looked good. Kobe is adorable. I miss having a dog around the house. Your day sounds busy, but what a relaxing evening! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I didn't know it existed until my coworker told me she wanted to try it out. It's limited edition since it's Starbucks' 20th bday?? Thank you for reading!

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  7. Fellow northern CA blogger here! I'm with you -- love the weather, but miss the rain. Especially since I'm a transplant, and everywhere else I've lived has had precipitation of all sorts.

    I really love your reading ritual. I read in bed in PJs and all, but somehow the tea and candle make it seem like an even more special time. Hmm...

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    1. The tea and candle makes the difference!! The candle doesn't quite work when it's hot at night though, but perfect for the rest of the year. And yay for Bay Area bloggers!

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  8. Nice post. Your dog is really cute, and I also enjoy The Voice :).
    Hope you have a great week,
    Ninja Girl

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  9. Thanks for sharing, Jillian! I felt I've known you a lot much better through this post. :) Your day definitely sounds busy, but glad you manage to find some breaks with your coworker.

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    1. Busy indeed. Thank you for reading!

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  10. I love your day and that Starbucks drink looks ah-mazing! Thanks for sharing about your day!

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  11. I am also up until 1am most nights. You would think I would have learned by now...
    Love your photos, by the way.

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    1. haha. Yeah I am always sleepy in the morning, but yeah, it's worth it. Thank you!

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  12. The weather in your neck of the woods looks beautiful. And yeah, busy day with two jobs. I bet the long distance thing would be really hard, but I'm glad you're finding creative ways to make it work. Thanks for sharing your day!

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  13. I love these posts, such a fun look at everyone's day. It's fun to see what you do each day and I love the reading in bed at night. I'm the same way and I'm such a night owl.

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  14. What a busy day and wish I could stay up late like you! i can only do that on the weekends now. My dog doesn't like to play much, she can't do fetch. not good on the return part. thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed reading about your day :)

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