In case you’ve ever been curious about the daily schedule of a food blogger (specifically, this food blogger), I thought I’d give you an overview of what a typical day looks like for me. I should start off by saying that using the word “typical” to describe my schedule is a bit off-target, because I rarely find myself following the same pattern twice. But, that’s one aspect of working independently and still being a student that I love, the freedom to follow a whim and answer only to myself, albeit I do have deadlines to meet and more often than not, end up working 12+ hour days.
So, here goes a general outline of how I live my life:
6 a.m. – 6:15 a.m.: Wake up naturally, with no alarm clock.
6:15 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.: Morning cat mom duties including feeding them and cleaning the litter box.
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.: Daily blog post including downloading photos from the previous day, editing photos, writing post.
7:30 – 7:45 a.m.: Marketing blog post by putting link on Twitter, Facebook, other avenues. Respond to blog comments and e-mails.
7:45 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast which almost always is a green smoothie, general kitchen clean-up, take vitamins.
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.: Drink cup of tea, meditate, write in journal, read the newspaper from the day before.
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.: Brush tea, get dressed for gym.
9:30 – 11: 15 a.m.: Go to gym, exercise, come home from gym.
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.: Get dressed, wash face, put on sunscreen and teensy bit of make-up.
11:30 – noon: Make lunch and take photos of food. Lunch is generally a large green salad with a hemp-based salad dressing, chopped vegetables and beans or tempeh.
noon – 12:30 p.m.: Eat lunch. Make a dessert smoothie with greens like my Berry-Delicious Smoothie:
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Take vitamins, drink another cup of tea, clean up from lunch, check e-mail.
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Work on school projects, respond to blog comments, or do misc. paperwork or writing projects.
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Either do errands including food shopping or continue to work on school projects or others.
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Feed cats dinner.
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Check e-mail again, respond to blog comments, read other blogs and make comments.
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Shower and put on pajamas.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Make dinner and do any prep of food for the next day which usually includes washing greens for the next morning’s smoothie.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Eat dinner with Alan which could be anything from my 20-Ingredient Antioxidant Soup to Curry Tempeh Tacos. I usually have fruit for dessert or just heat up some frozen berries to satisfy my sweet tooth:
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Clean up kitchen, brush cats’ teeth, give Roxy her evening dose of medication, put away laundry and any other misc. clean-up items, brush my own teeth and take out contact lenses.
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Read for school or pleasure. I can’t remember the last time I read a fiction book, I almost always am reading some type of nutrition book.
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Snuggle with cats, watch something on Netflix with Alan (we are currently re-watching every episode of Doc Martin) and generally relax.
9:30 – 10:00 p.m.: Lights out!
Yesterday was anything but ordinary as we spent the day in Santa Barbara for some appointments. As I mentioned in my last blog post, I made lunch to eat on the road so we would have time for a walk and shopping. I packed up a large cooler with some reusable ice packs and made bean wraps and a dessert smoothie (sorry, no pictures of lunch). The weather was warm and a bit hazy, but it was nice to get out and enjoy the sunshine:
On the way home, we hit the Classic Organic for some fresh produce. Hmmmm, not sure if this meets food safety codes (ha ha)?
What’s your typical day look like? Do you prefer a structured or unstructured schedule?