A Day in the Life of Caroline
I often get asked what my day to day life looks like. I’ll be honest, it’s pretty anti-climatic, but as I continue the celebration of hitting 5 years of blogging, I figured I would go ahead and share what a typical day is like for me. As I was writing this I realized three things: I like to eat, I like to work out and I spend too much time on the computer. Oh, and most of it’s so boring that I really didn’t have many pictures to share.
As boring as my days might be, I will tell you that I never just sit still. Ever. It’s just not in my blood. We don’t watch much tv and if we do it’s usually the news and I am multi-tasking while it’s on. I am usually stressed with my full plate of things to do, so never do I just sit and relax. The only time I take a time out from everything is when Colby and I go on a date night and rent a movie. I guess I consider my workouts my “time for myself.” Other than that, I don’t stop!
For the purpose of this post I am breaking my days up into three categories and you will see why below.
Tuesday + Wednesday + Thursday
5:30 am – Alarm goes off
5:30 – 6 am – Read quick devotional with one eye open, check email, roll out of bed and pack gym bag and lunch
6 am – Leave for gym. Eat breakfast in the car
6:15 -7:30 am – Workout (swim or bike or run or walk) and shower and get ready for the day
7:45 am – Start work which consists of sitting at a computer all day crunching numbers in excel
8:00 am – Snack time
9:45 am – Take a walking break in the lobby. Check personal emails and social media notifications
10:00 am– Snack time
12:00-1:00 pm – Lift weights on Tuesday/Thursday. Lunch with friends or errands on Wednesday
1 pm – Lunch
4:00 pm – Leave the office and drive home. I sometimes run errands or stop at the grocery, etc
4:20 pm – The first thing I do when I get home is ship books (picture below). I always try to beat the mail man and often times when I don’t, I then drive the outgoing books to the post office
4:30 pm – Start eating
4:30+ – Every night looks different for me. Every other Wednesday I host Moms in the Making. The other nights I attend other events at church, hang out with friends or get back on the computer to catch up on personal emails, blog, social media, conference planning, etc. Some days I spend 12+ hours on the computer. After work is also when I spend time with Jesus, chat on the phone with friends, send snail mail and share live videos in my Moms in the Making facebook group. Ever since writing my book, I have been trying to keep my schedule at night more open, which means less social time, but more time to get things done for my blog and ministry. If the weather is nice, Colby and I will go for a walk (picture below). I’ll also cook, clean, do laundry, etc.
8:00 pm – Snack time!
11 pm – Goodnight!
Monday + Friday
These are the days that I work from home, so my day is a little different. Best of all is that I get to sleep in.
7:00 am -Alarm goes off
7:15 am – Read quick devotional with one eye open, check email, roll out of bed and make breakfast
7:45 am – Start Work
noon-ish – I either workout, meet friends for lunch or run errands
1 pm – Continue work
There is really no “end” to work on these days. I usually shut down around 5 pm
5:00 pm – Eat Dinner
8:00 pm – Eat Snack
11:00 pm – Goonight
I used to attend a women’s group on Monday’s, but during the book process stopped going so these nights are similar to the other nights of the week
Saturday + Sunday
Our weekends for the most part seem packed with workouts, church, things around the house, meetups with friends, or baby showers and parties. It’s not surprising if we are taking a mini side trip to Tulsa or Austin to see family or a vacation somewhere. Otherwise, they consist of more time on the computer which means blogging, emails and Moms in the Making. I usually share quite a bit on instagram, so you can follow me there to see more because no weekend is the same.
So there you have it. What did I miss? Are your days more exciting than mine? I sure hope so!
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