This prompt comes from Meredith’s Daily Angst.
Typical day: Describe a typical day in your life. What do you think would surprise most people about your ordinary day? How do you cherish and appreciate the everyday?
I don’t really want to describe my typical day because it is depressing. What I want to describe is what I want my typical day to be. Right now my typical day involves getting up, getting a shower, getting to work. And staying there. When I come home, I’m on the couch and the internet for a few hours until I crawl in the bed with my husband.
This is what I’d like my day to look like:
5:00 – Up and out the door for a walk/run with the doggie who needs the exercise in order to help with her anxiety and OCD.
5:45 – Home to start the coffee and get my morning pages done. This is good time for me. It takes about 15 minutes to make the coffee, and my morning pages take about 15 minutes to write. That makes for a lovely half hour of time that gets my day started in a positive, quiet way.
6:15 – In the shower
6:30 – Getting ready for work. The hair, the make-up the clothes. The making myself presentable.
7:20- Leaving for work
7:45 – Arriving at work, checking email, looking at my calendar, getting ready for the day
9:00 – Into classrooms
10:00 – Paperwork, administrative duties
2:00 – Quick check of classrooms
2:30 – Administrative duties
6:00 – Into classrooms
7:00 – Home for a walk with my husband and the doggies
8:00 – Healthy dinner with the husband…something that gives us healthy vegetables and grains and the nourishment we need for our well-being.
9:00 – Time for writing and meditation
10:00 – Into bed at a reasonable hour
That’s what I’d like my day to look like. I imagine it having a balance and the ability to provide me with time to do the things I have to do and the things that I want to do as well. The truth is that I cannot continue to work the way that I did in the last six months. I just can’t. Here and there, yes. But my body shows the wear and this family I am creating is too important to make wait the way I have in the last six months.