Last Thursday I decided to document my day for another Day in the Life post!
(You can see a Day in the Life post from last May here and a Day in the Life video from January here.)
These days my alarm goes off at 6am which gives me roughly an hour and a half to eat breakfast, shower and get ready before I have to leave the house.
My current tools of the trade:
My hair is fairly straight on its own but it’s also really limp so I am big on the volumizing and texturizing sprays. Truthfully, these items give me about 2 hours of volume and then my hair is flat again… argh If you have any suggestions for better volumizing products let me know!
I leave the house around 7:15 – 7:25 each morning and settle in for a one-and-a-half to two hour commute into work.
This commute situation is only temporary – thank goodness!
My company’s main office is currently under construction while they work on a build out, so for the time being I’m working from our other office which is quite far south. It also requires me to drive through some heavily congested parts of Miami where I just sit with my foot on the break for VERY long periods of time #annoying.
On Thursday I got a bit of a break though as I needed to be at a client’s office near my house first thing in the morning. This meant avoiding early morning rush hour traffic in Miami! Whoo!
Since my team members joining me for the meeting were coming from Miami I arrived early and got to sip some coffee in the lobby before they arrived.
The meeting lasted quite long and I didn’t arrive down at the Miami office until 1pm! I park in a garage that’s about 2 blocks from the actual office so I walk a bit to get there.
As long as it’s not raining out or super humid the walk is kind of nice. On mornings that it rains out I valet because … walking in the rain is for the birds!
My temporary desk is in the middle of an open room which is a bit annoying because it can get noisy and people are always walking by which is distracting. I’m also sitting in this cheap-o $20 Ikea chair instead of my super comfortable orthopedic chair which is back at the main office.
Can you tell I’m looking forward to being back in our normal building?! I’m so looking forward to it! I miss my desk, my comfy chair, my parking spot and my much shorter commute!
(But I am grateful to have a job and all of that – I really should complain less! I’m working on it!!!)
The bonus of being at this office is that the building has some premium views. The conference room provides a great overlook of the city:
And the break room has a nice view of the water:
I am also enjoying meeting new colleagues and learning about their skills and experiences. They will eventually be joining me up at the main office once the build out is complete.
Lately I have been leaving work at 7 and 7:30pm – mostly because I’m busy – but also because it allows me to miss the majority of rush hour traffic on the way home. That means I don’t get home until 8pm or later which sucks … but I’m dealing with it. (That’s why I’ve been blogging less!)
Last Thursday after a long day at the office I came home to watch the start of the NFL Draft with Adam (go Dolphins!) and then we headed out to the 10:45pm showing of The Avengers.
Why I agreed to this late night showing of the movie is beyond me! I would say 15 minutes after the lights dimmed and the movie started I was asleep. ZzzzzZzzzzzZz!!!
We got home around 1:15am and I rolled right into bed to catch a few more hours of sleep…
Noticeably missing from this post was a run, and that’s because I didn’t run at all last week. My left hip felt twingy and I wanted to make sure the bursitis went away completely before I jumped back into training.
I am back as of this week! WHOOOO! Could. Not. Be. Happier!
Do you have a long commute into work?
Any suggestions for amazing volumizing and texturizing hair products?
PS: If you ran the virtual race for PAWS here’s an update: I called the race medal company yesterday and COMPLAINED FOR 10 MINUTES straight about not having our medals yet. They assured me they will ship … within the next 5 days. Probably. UGH. I’m so sorry about the wait!!!!