I am a list maker. On any given day if you were to look in the notes section of my phone, you'll see all the activities and tasks of my day broken down into allotted time windows (a little over the top, I know, but it's my process). What I don't do often enough is think about the best things about those hours I have so diligently allotted; after all, these are the hours of my life ticking by, I should be using them wisely!
So, in an attempt to give you a snapshot of my life, I give you today's hour-by-hour break down and the best things about each segment of my day.
6:30 - 7:45AM: Get up, get ready
Best thing: Coffee, coffee, and coffee
8:00AM - 9:30AM: Facilitate sexual violence prevention workshop for 8th graders
Best thing: The honesty and giggly-ness of 8th graders, and that they remembered the key concepts from our class a few months ago!
9:30 - 11:45AM: Office work
Best thing: A supportive and honest conversation with a friend and coworker
11:45AM - 1:15PM: Go to yoga
Best thing: 15 minutes of meditation at the end of yoga (and having time to go to yoga in the first place!)
1:15 - 1:45PM: Eat lunch
Best thing: That avocado spread they put on Jimmy John's vegetarian sandwiches.
1:45 - 5:30PM: Office Work
Best things: Listening to Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, and an unexpected resolution to a long standing and irksome problem.
5:30 - 6:00PM: Go home
Best thing: Silly phone call with my sister, lots of laughing.
6:00PM - On: Home
Best thing: Coming home to a fridge full of groceries, a loving partner, and a night left unplanned.