I hope I’m not the only one who finds this interesting because today I’m going to give you a look at my typical day when I don’t have an auction in the evening.
My day starts bright and early at 6:30 a.m. I get the baby up and then go wake my two older kids. Our mornings are pretty busy, so I try to make breakfast the night before when I can.
As an aside: I LOVE MAKING BREAKFAST FOOD. My love for breakfast food is deep and unyielding. Pancakes, waffles, banana bread, fancy breakfast pastries. I make it all.
At 7:45 a.m. I do the morning school run. That’s the latest we can leave if there’s any hope of being at school on time.
At 9:00 a.m. the nanny arrives and I am free to start my work day. From 9:00 a.m. to noon you’ll find me in my home office, sitting in front of the computer with headphones on. I slog through emails and notifications, put work together for clients, and sometimes have a client call or two.
At noon I try to exercise for at least 45 minutes. I hate cardio, so I don’t do it. Instead you’ll find me doing a combination of weight training, pilates, and yoga.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. is reserved for new client calls, working with my assistant, writing contracts, doing billing, etc. By 3:00 p.m. I am out the door to pick the kids up from school.
3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. is family time. I don’t look at my phone, check email, or do anything for my business. Instead I’m helping with homework and playing with my kids. I’m lucky to have the privilege of arranging my life this way. I am able to run my business and be with my kids every day. That’s not something I take for granted.
At 6:00 p.m. we do kid dinner and then the kids get ready for bed. I would love nothing more than to sit down with my kids and enjoy a meal, but they are not enjoyable to eat with. They are three tiny, tyrannical customers and I am their short order cook.
Sometime after the kids are in bed I’ll eat dinner. I do intermittent fasting. It’s something I’ve done since my early twenties, before I knew it had a name. Most days I only eat one meal in the evening, though I do consume coffee and tea throughout the day.
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. I’m back in front of my computer tying up any loose ends from the day. There are some days where I don’t have any work left to do, when that happens I’m cleaning the kitchen, listening to a podcast or watching a YouTube video, and making breakfast for the next day. These podcasts and videos are never work related. If I’m listening to a nonprofit podcast, I’m driving in the car to an event. My favorite podcasts to listen to for pleasure are story-based podcasts. Two of my current favorites are Ear Hustle and Armchair Expert. As you know if you’ve read Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me, I’m obsessed with skincare. If I’m watching YouTube videos, they’re probably about skincare.
After all that is done, I’ll sit down to watch some TV. And I love me some TV. My current favorite show, my guilty pleasure, is Alone. I watch Glow, The Handmaid’s Tale, and all that popular stuff too, but my absolute favorite right now is Alone.
Then, I go to bed.
And that’s it, that’s my day if I don’t have an auction to go to in the evening. It’s busy, but I’m grateful that I’m able to do what I love while taking care of my family.