One of my friends asked me what my days were like now that I am self-employed, so I thought I’d share my answer here with you, in case anyone else was curious.
*I never set an alarm. I have had issues with sleep in the past, and I realize how important sleep is in general, so I love the fact that I am able to sleep as long as I want to and wake up naturally. This is certainly one of my favorite things about working for myself! That said, I usually wake up around 9 or 9:30.
*I take the dog outside, make coffee, and sit under a blanket reading blogs and business articles/books for about an hour. Usually Rachael Ray is on in the background. My “office” (laptop, iPhone, to do list journal, sketchbook, planning book, etc.) is on the couch with two TV tray tables set up.
*After I drink my two cups of coffee, the office moves to the dining room table. I start listing things on Etsy, editing photos, working on the website, writing future blog posts, painting, drawing Goslings, and basically attacking my daily to do list.
*Lunch is usually something healthy like a hummus wrap that I make at home and eat in front of the computer while reading blogs, watching TED talks, or watching Hulu. Sometimes I meet my mom or one of my girlfriends out for lunch, then I run errands like the post office or bank while I’m out.
*After lunch, I get back to it. This is where I get the bulk of my work done. More listings, website stuff, blogging, drawing, etc. Sometimes I will devote some of this afternoon time to taking photos outside in the daylight, screenprinting, painting, creating tutorials or videos, etc.
*Dinnertime! Sometimes I have friends over and we cook stuff, or I go to my parents, or I meet a friend out for dinner. It takes me away from the computer and is a fun, social time. Then it’s right back to work.
*The office moves back to the couch after dinner, usually, and I will work until I get sleepy, usually around midnight, and I’ll watch Project Runway All Stars or some other shows that I like while I work.
All in all, I am usually working…like, all the time. And you know what? I’ve never been happier! I am never bored, I am always coming up with new ideas, and I take time to draw/craft/paint/screenprint at least once a day. I can’t believe how happy I am with my new career!
Thank you so much for reading about my day!
What is your favorite part of your typical day?