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January 15, 2015

A day in my life!

There were no confessions posts on the blog yesterday. It's a good thing I had planned a day in the life post for today (and took pics all day - so weird) because this post should excuse my blog absence yesterday ... because Tuesday (the day I'm sharing) was nuts!

Jumping right in ...

5:52 AM - Alarm sounds for the first time. I have an "urgent" meeting with the bossman at 7 so I needed to be up early.  I usually get up at 6:20 ... with tons of backup alarms. Sidetone: The meetings are always "urgent" and yet never urgent at all. Snooze

I actually took this pic last night. The early alarm is set because I had another early day today ... FML

6:10 AM - I'm up Mr. Snooze button. I head straight to the shower. 

6:30 AM - I'm showered with 5 minute makeup. I still look spiffy, a black suit will do that ... I head to the blender and quickly make a shake. I'm aware that its 6:30 but it takes 5 minutes ... Ill clean up later. 

6:40 AM - Out the door and into the car with my shake. I drink it on the way ... The journey between my apartment and work on a night or not during rush hour takes 20 minutes. I should be on time right? WRONG. Because this:

Yes we drive on the right ... 

The light was on red as I took the pic but it was bumper to bumper all the way down. Traffic from east to west on a morning where I live is MURDER. Still its better than if i left at 7 am ... I would have taken over an hour! Boss calls while Im on my way. Of course he does.

7:20 AM - arrived at work ... late. "Urgent" meeting begins ... and spoiler ... it wasn't urgent. But what it lacked in urgency, it made up for in length. SHOOT ME.

8:45 AM - Ok I'm at my desk now. I decide to read a couple of blogs before tackling a file.

9:30 AM - Ok time to do some work ... Its a tough file to crack.

The perfectionist in me feels the need to explain that this is an older file hence its horrid condition ...

9:42 AM - I'm thirsty. File is still unopened btw because a co-worker stopped to ask a question about a case she was dealing with. Since I'm on a diet and can't drink coffee ... the next best thing will have to do ...
My brother in law is Jamaican and he gave me that cup. I love it!

9:46 AM - Oh wait ... I have not spoken to my mum or dad all morning!! Gotta fix that and maybe read a few more blogs ... file be gone.

I took this pic later in the day - remembering to take pics is a pain ...

10:30 AM - Ok really now its time to tackle that God awful file ... and work till lunch!

12:30 PM - I hunger. So much hunger that I forgot to take a picture of the stupid lunch. Lamb and lettuce was the dish of choice. Grass ... its all I eat these days.

12:30 PM - 5PM - File tackled - ish ... court for about 1 hour during that time ... I forgot to document times. Main point is  - IT'S HANDLED. Heading home to change in about 2.5 minutes for a run.

6 PM - Met up with my friend Alvin for a run.

6:56 PM - Run/walk over. Legs are jello. I head to the grocery straight after my run to pick up baby carrots and cucumbers.

7:22 PM - Home. Shower. I smell.

7:40 PM - Oh Christ I'm hungry but I'm on a diet and don't wanna make anything. Good thing I went to the grocery ... and had hummus.

8 PM - Finished up some work while the TV watched me on mute.

9: 09 PM - Read some blogs and sent out some emails to the students I tutor at the University.

10:00 PM - I make another shake and gulp it. Ain't nobody got time to sip. I watch some Youtube videos and chat with my friend Nadiya who left for Peru that very morning. (Sidetone: miss her to bitsies). 

10:32 PM - FIDDLESTICKS!!!! I forgot I have to draft something for tomorrow morning. Work mode. Why am I an attorney again? - Its a good thing I love it! I'm tired from my run sighs. There will be no confessions tomorrow. Clearly.

1 AM - FML I have to be up in 5 hours. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

And that wasn't close to a busy day. One meeting, one file, one court matter and I chose a day where my only afterwork activity was running and not heading out for a drink, masters classes etc. A fairly simple day! I'll do a stressful one on another day ... if I get time to document it.

Have a great Thursday guys!!!


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  1. Sounds like a pretty busy day. Don't you just love some of the things other people think are 'URGENT'. haha. I love these posts I have been considering doing one soon too.

  2. Hahaha I love your running commentary of your day #LifeofALawyer

  3. You are so busy! I loved reading about your day!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  4. Eek, that wasn't close to a busy day?? You must have a high stress and chaos threshold! What a fun snapshot into your life!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  5. I love these kinds of posts! I cannot even imagine a busy day if that isn't one!

  6. Love it! Sounds like a busy day to me! UGH traffic is the literal worst, especially when you're trying to get to work!

  7. I love day in the life posts! I think my life is pretty boring mostly, especially when I am at work all day long.

  8. This is so fun! That sounds like a busy day to me. You go, lady!

  9. Ugh I hate early morning meetings. I also hate end of the day meetings though... I'm an early morning person so I don't ever hit sleep but getting up at 6 definitely sucks... and I HATE traffic!

  10. Ugh that's soooooo early and meetings first thing are so annoying. As is traffics, the worst!!!!

  11. This so so fun to read!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  12. Oh my goodness - if i was up that late I'd probably be dead the next morning!! Love day in the life posts!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  13. So so busy! I can't stay up that late when I have to be up before 6, even once a week. It is so hard to remember to do pictures. I had to set hourly alarms to remember to take them when I did it and that really helped. I'm always jealous of the people that have meetings at work because I never get to have them.

  14. I love day in the life posts.

    I hate when I find myself up late and I have to get up early.

  15. Hah. I loved seeing what your day entails. :) I hate early mornings and all mine are early. Blah.

  16. Can I even begin to tell you I've tried to do this post like 15 times and keep on forgetting to take pictures! I'm with you on the how the heck is it 1am already kind of night.....like seriously where do all the hours in the day go?????

  17. I can't believe that WASN'T a busy day hah. You are on a roll but manage to get so much in!

  18. I'm impressed with how much you managed to squeeze into your "not busy" day!!

  19. damn this isn't even really a busy day for you? it made me tired just reading it!

  20. You are a busy busy lady! I could never pull of going to bed at 1am and waking up at 6am ugh!

  21. Girl, no wonder you took a vacation for a few months at a time. Loving your running shoes and that you kicked butt on that run :)

  22. My God you're a busy woman! How do you stay up until 1AM and get up at 6? I go to bed around 8:30 pm because I get up at 5! Haha you rock! Love the pink kick by the way!

  23. Girl, I so agree. Those "urgent" meetings are never urgent. It's almost like they like hearing themselves talk lol.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  24. You handled it all beautifully! Attorney's are always busy with paperwork. Attorney's and doctor's offices. With your busy schedule and healthy eating, you'll be even more fit for Spring/Summer. Love your workout trainers! The color is so pretty!

  25. Your running shoes are too cute! & your alarms remind me of mine. I love the snooze button!

  26. Traffic is horrible, and I hate when people act like everything is urgent and it's not. Looks like a busy day, looks very similar to my days.

  27. Our alarm only goes off twice - once at 5am for Joey (who leaves by 5:15am - and I still don't understand how he can be ready so quickly) and then 5:30am for me. I usually skip snooze and just turn the damn thing off because I'm pretty good at getting back up at 6am when my day really starts. I'm trying to just get up at 5:30am though so I can get a little work out and alone time before I have to unlock the gates of hell and wake up the kids.

  28. I have the same workphone!!!!
    Dude... that is WAY too early to wake up for ANYTHING! lol

  29. You have some long days! I am asleep long around the same time you're having another shake!

  30. I always do work with the TV on mute. It annoys my husband.


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