Monday, October 21, 2019

Step Into My Week 10.21

Today feels like such a Monday. I’m a little bit stressed, and coupled with the fact that it is supposed to rain for the next couple of days, I will have to make a positive attitude a priority. This week feels like crunch time for a couple of reasons, but I’m hoping that toward the end of next week, I’ll be able to take a breather.


I have done a horrible job at keeping up with my long to-do lists as of late so that I’m able to update y’all on what I’ve been up to, so I’m going to have to do my best today. If you read last week’s Step Into My Week post, you will remember that I had to work all last weekend because of an event we were hosting. That made for a very tired Monday morning. A lot of my team wasn’t in the office, but I had tons of emails and phone calls that needed to be responded to. I had an exciting meeting in the afternoon, but aside from that, I worked through some social posts, routed copy, and finalized the resources of one of our upcoming issues as well. After work, I went to a true40 class downtown before finally heading home to shower, eat dinner, and get in bed early. 


Tuesday was similar when it came to what tasks I was aiming to accomplish but was also filled with lots of meetings, one of which lasted 3 hours. Fortunately, after lunch, I was very focused since I knew I’d be away from my desk for another meeting after that. I didn’t end up going to the Y or true40 after work and instead opted to come home due to how tired I was. 


Fortunately, I had Wednesday off, which helped to make my days feel more normal since that would’ve been my tenth day in a row working. I was able to go to true40 that morning, shower, and do some chores I had put off around the house and go to Starbucks and the library to attempt to work through some blog work I needed to get done. In the afternoon, I made cookies for bible study, went for a walk with Nell, and then went to bible study that night. I had had every intention of taking a nap during the day, but by not doing that, I fell right asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.

Thursday, I was helping one of our stylists with our porches and pumpkin shoot, and the temperature couldn’t have felt better for that whole day spent outside. The first house we were at had the most adorable dogs that we included in a few shots (and that we all took turns holding). The homeowner was so sweet and brought us all coffee to sip on while we worked, which felt like such a treat. We spent the rest of the day hopping to 4 other houses before we were finished and headed back to the office. After work, I had plans to play tennis with a friend, and we later went to dinner and grabbed drinks that evening. 





Friday morning, I slept in a little bit before getting dressed and ready to do some work at Starbucks before heading to the office. Looking at all of my work outfits from this week has me laughing, given that I clearly wasn’t creative, oops. I had a long to-do list once I arrived to work, and the day flew by as I planned social content, reached out to local businesses, fulfilled invoices, placed orders for upcoming shoots, and responded to emails. I left the office a little bit later than normal and ran an errand on my way home. I ate lunch and then decided to take a nap, but I don’t think I ever fully fell asleep. Around 3:30 Nell, Rebecca, and I went to a true40 class before being joined by a few friends for pizza at Davenport’s in Mountain Brook Village. We were on the fence about what we would do that night, and ultimately Nell and I ended up going to Carrigans for drinks after we had gotten cleaned up. 


Saturday morning was rainy, which ruined my plans to go for a walk and instead had me watching Gilmore Girls on the couch while multitasking on blog work before heading to a friends’ apartment to make waffles. We stayed there until about 1:00, and then I had a bunch of returns to make all around Birmingham. That took the better part of the afternoon, and I came home to shower and watch football before eating dinner and getting ready to meet friends to watch the Alabama game at Back Forty. We made it until the third quarter before we decided to head out, and I opted to watch the rest of the game from the comfort of my bed. 


Sunday was overcast in the morning, which worked out well since Nell was helping me take some blog photos. By the time I had gone to the grocery store however, the sun was out, and I was eager to spend some time outside. I decided to go for a long run and then walked while talking on the phone with my parents. I was feeling a bit stressed and kind of in a funk later on in the afternoon and attempted to manage that by deep cleaning my room, eating dinner, and getting in bed early. I’m glad I did since I know this week will end up being a busy one for me — more updates on that to come. 

I hope that your Monday is off to a good start and that you enjoyed your weekend as well. 

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