Life Has Been a Bit of a Blur

Firstly, let me clarify about my last post: I’m not leaving you all forever, just moving. Are we cool? Cool. Hope you’ll follow me to the new digs.

Right so… A short post today just to say that my life? A bit of a blur lately.

Here’s how my my life has been pretty much on any given day the last couple of weeks:

8am(ish)
Wake up, shockingly refreshed and well-rested. Shower and make some kind of breakfast. This often involves a cup of tea and a bowl of Greek yogurt. Check email on phone. Did the world explode while I was asleep? No? Good, let’s get on with the day.

8:30am
Quick review of Twitter and Facebook. Anything major happening in the world overnight? No? Good. Time to get to work.

9am – 2pm
Work like a mofo. Remember to hydrate. Stuff I’ve been doing:

  • Writing proposals for various writing gigs/social media projects
  • Sending out more emails than one girl ever should in a 4 hour period
  • Maintaining the RESOLVE New England website
  • Writing email newsletters & blog posts
  • Drafting multiple editorial calendars for multiple websites
  • Futzing around with CSS coding I have no business playing with
  • Hunting for stock imagery (preferably free) to accompany content creation
  • Scouring RSS feeds for relevant content to post on various social media platforms
  • Drafting a book proposal
  • Writing, editing and formatting 4 eBooks
  • Playing with WordPress plugins to figure out how they work and which one will work best
  • Registering for conferences like BlogHer Entrepreneurs in March
  • Getting interviewed – twice
  • Building a media kit for myself
  • Actually pinning physical clips and inspiration to a for reals pin/vision board and no, I have not yet jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon yet for a variety of reasons
  • Writing exclusively in html code like it ain’t no thang, b/c I can admit now, that yes, it ain’t no thang

1pm
Pop handful of horse pill-sized vitamins, including: 600mg of calcium, 1400mg of fish oil with 1000mg of omega-3, 400mcg of folic acid, and a women’s multivitamin. Try to stifle the fish burps as much as possible throughout the day. Daily cravings of salmon have increased tenfold.

2pm
Lunch! Try to go for something healthy as much as possible, balancing out proteins and veggies. If I go protein/carb heavy for lunch, I push veggies and greens for dinner, and vice versa. Past lunches have included: Italian-style eggs in a basket, chili-lime marinated and grilled shrimp with grilled pineapple, salad with blue cheese, apples, walnuts and sesame dressing, English muffin pizzas, and cheese, cornichons, sausage and cracker plates.

3-6pm
Continue the work begun in the 9am-2pm block.

6-7pm(ish)
Go to the gym. Either spend a half-hour doing cardio or attend a yoga class upwards of 90 minutes long. Sweat. Get moving. Hydrate. Feel awesome.

7-9pm(ish)
This varies with the night. Sometimes we have dinner during this block. Sometimes I’m leading a peer support group or attending a networking event. Sometimes I play Skyrim. Sometimes I sit on the couch and watch old episodes of Castle. It varies day by day.

9pm-12am (or later)
Continue work from the 3-6pm block OR play Skyrim. More often than not? Working.

12am – 8am
Sweet, blessed sleep.

Lather, rinse, repeat daily.

Things I Have Not Seen in About 10 Days:

  • The outside world beyond the gym, the grocery store and the gas station.
  • The news.
  • Friends.
  • A movie.
  • My husband. (Just kidding, but we’ve both been super busy).

And this is just the reader’s digest version of my life as of late. I feel completely and totally disconnected from the world and blogosphere at large lately.

What have I missed? What’s going on? What’s your big news, your mundane news, your not news at all but I want to tell you about this anyway?

Fill me in on the comments. Link up to appropriate posts. Give me the skinny on what’s been happening for you lately.

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Comments

  1. says

    Using ICLW to officially delurk.

    You’re day kicks my day’s butt. I wish I had the ability to multitask the way you do.

    I’m sad to see that this blog is closing. This space was my introduction to the ALI community and I’ve learned so much over the past couple of years. Thank you for that. But I will continue to be a follower on the new space. And I’m excited to see this new chapter.

    • says

      Thanks for delurking! And welcome :) Thank you so much for the kind words – I’m so glad that you’ve found this such a valuable resource!

  2. Athena says

    Well I didn’t go gun-ho and delete my blog but I have stopped as I’ve also been super busy with life. Just wanted to pop in and say that you are one of my favourite bloggers who writes from the heart and you have valid reasons to be here supporting everyone in the ALI community. I will still follow you and read your posts in your new digs.
    Athena – Sydney

  3. says

    Keiko, you’re awesome :) Totally impressed with your schedule.

    Tragically, Mommy Odyssey lost her beautiful baby boy Nadav. I still don’t have words.

    Our sewer pipe blew up all over our basement yesterday, ruining everything in it (including my computer). Rachel (Eggs in a Row) quit her job in a blaze of glory. As Rachel put it, can this week be over? It’s been a horrible month for many people in our community :( (Marwil, Bloodsigns).

  4. says

    Hey lady. Your day is INSANE! Like seriously impressive. I give you mad props!

    I don’t have much to report except Wednesday, 2/29 is the grand unavailing of my book, or at least what I’ve finished so far. I hope you can stop by to see it!

  5. says

    I just clicked over and my heart is breaking for her. Just finally got myself composed again after reading her 2 most recent posts.