These “day in the life” posts are kind of my favorite blog posts to read. I just love having a peek into someone else’s day, so I thought I’d share mine today.
I wanted to write one of these while my husband is traveling – things change quite a bit when Josh is home. Maybe I’ll do another one of these when he’s home for an extended period in January, as it couldn’t look more different than this “typical” day!
8:00am : Wake up, snuggle the puppy, and scroll half-heartedly through Instagram. I usually also look at Time Hop, as I love seeing what I did on “this day” over the past 9 years. After about ten minutes of waking up, I get going on the morning routine of feeding the pets and making coffee. Everyone (the cat and dog) are so lovey in the morning, so I snuggle up to them while drinking coffee and getting my wits about me.
9:00am : I take my coffee into my studio and sit down in front of the computer to check on the various orders I am working on. Once enough caffeine is in my veins, I usually pick up the hammer and get to work. On the days when I’m a little extra sluggish I sketch new ideas in my notebook before starting on projects.
11:00am : The pup starts giving me puppy-dog eyes for a bathroom break, and this is when I finally notice that I’m hungry. I eat yogurt or cereal, and make a cup of tea. This is also when I’m likely to actually get ready for the day – as in dressed, teeth brushed and makeup put on. I know it seems late, but one of my favorite things about working from home is that I can start on work right away in the morning! Around this time I’ll do some housekeeping -throw laundry in, clean, and go through mail. After that’s done, I take the pup on a stroll to play frisbee at the park.
12:30pm : When we’re back home I make a light lunch, more tea, and back to the studio. The light is the best in the afternoon to take pictures, so if I have products to photograph this is when I’ll do it. Otherwise I’m streaming Netflix while making jewelry for orders.
3:00pm : Once again my puppy alarm clock reminds me to take a stretch break. Last call on daylight and avoiding traffic, so I head to the post office to drop off packages and run any errands I need to do.
4:00pm : By this time in the day I focus on computer work, as my shoulders and neck have had enough of wielding a 2lb brass mallet. I try to do more “big picture” things, such as branding or planning for future holidays where new designs will be implemented.
6:00pm : Libby’s incessant twitching and jumping-up every time I shift at my desk finally annoys me enough to feed her. This is when I try to “officially” stop working for the day. I’ll go to a spinning class, cook dinner, or plop on the couch with a glass of wine.
8:00pm : After I’ve eaten, worked out, or relaxed, my brain starts filling up with ideas again. I sit in front of the TV and casually work on a few things. Lately this has been brainstorming for an upcoming craft fair with my computer and sketchbook (and puppy) in close proximity.
10:00pm : I put the computer away to play glow-in-the-dark frisbee with the pup, and start getting ready for bed. At night the cat is a big love-bug, so while the puppy sleeps we play laser and make piles of cat hair on the floor (from all the petting, not from torturing). Once in bed, I try to read rather than scroll on the phone, at least that’s the goal. And depending on what time zone the hubby is in I’ll stay up and chat with him for awhile, and then lights out!
And be sure to check out Eighty Smith Creative for Christmas gifts, I have been updating it every few days with some new & very giftable items 🙂