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!