I've always loved Fran's "Day in the life" posts, so when Cassie did a great one recently, I was like, "That's it, I'm doing one!" It's so cool to see how the people you read about actually live their day-to-day lives. However, a "normal" day for me is apparently pretty boring, unless you're a public transportation enthusiast! (Then you will LOVE it.) :D
Here's how I spent last Tuesday:
I actually stayed over at B's the night before, so I get to sleep in a half hour later than usual! Here is my every day makeup, aka the only things I can be bothered to put on so that I don't look like a zombie.
Wake up Philadelphia! B lives just past Center City, so now I have to back track a few el stops to get the train.
Jefferson/Market East is the best. The skylights, the lack of crazy commuters, it's really a train station dream come true. I manage to snag a coveted bench seat by the track, and I play on my phone until the train comes.
After snoozing on my train ride, it's nice to see the sun peeking through the trees as I wait for the bus (my final public transportation of the morning! *confetti horn emoji*).
Here is my desk! I'm an editor for a website, and this is my set-up at the moment. I have access to both a PC and a Mac so that I can test a bazillion apps on both platforms. However, I'm constantly using the wrong the keyboard or mouse and getting that nice *clank* sound from the Mac. Oy.
I recently got this Blogilates water bottle (I think I heard about it through somebody's H54F post, but now I don't remember who--rats!), and it is AWESOME since I never drink enough water. Also, note that I don't have framed pictures of friends and family on my desk, but rather flowers. LOL
I have therapy on Tuesday nights ("Tuesday night! Therapy night!" ala Mac and Dennis' movie night in It's Always Sunny), and I get an idea for something to talk about, so I whip out my journal so I can jot it down and bring it up in session.
Today's outfit! I really struggled to get a decent picture of it (obviously). Btw these pants are awesome. They're basically leggings masquerading as pants in a great berry color <3.
I duck into the empty back office because I have to call my insurance company. As you can see, the weirdest things have collected in here!
I'm done work for the day, so I head to the bus stop (aka death trap) near work. Today, I'll take the bus all the way to the end of the line because the train home has been unpredictable, and I don't want to be late to therapy. Luckily, I am an accomplished Septa sleeper and get some zzz on the way.
Now back on the el, with my journal in hand so I can skim over the past week's entries and have them fresh in my mind for therapy. My Tuesday therapy sessions of late include processing of my EMDR sessions, so I'm struggling a bit to keep everything straight! #allthetherapy
Hello, City Hall Station! I have two minutes to sprint like four blocks. Get outta the way, lollygaggers!
The sun may never set on the empire, but it does set on Billy Penn. Back on the el to get out to the 'burbs, post-therapy.
So now that you see how much time I spend on Septa in a day, perhaps exposure therapy for driving makes more sense LOL! I try to make the most of my train/bus/el rides, at least. But it's hard when every chapter is Ned, Jon, or Bran ughhhh.
Last Septa of the day: the high speed line out to (almost) my neighborhood. EVERYBODY DANCE NOW.
Yay, fun mail is waiting for me at home! It's the two Chloe + Isabel necklaces I bought last month, complete with a sweet note from my friend (and C+I merchandiser extraordinaire) Jess! <3
After I have a quick dinner, Pops and I settle in to catch up on Dancing with the Stars, since I wasn't home on Monday night. In this particular episode, judge Bruno Tonioli reveals that he got his big break dancing in Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" video. WHAT THE WHAT. Basically, he leaps about in a leotard and leg warmers and gets sprinkled with glitter by a pith-helmet-wearing Elton John. HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY. I love Elton John, I love the 80s, and there are few things more '80s than this video. It is MAGIC (and also something you can't unsee, fair warning).
Why not end on that high note?! I must say, I picked a Tuesday to show that you can fit therapy into even the most asinine of schedules (and my commute is pretty comically awful right now!). So that's a fairly typical day in my life. Thanks for reading! :)