Day in the Life of a Working Post-College Celiac
Now, I'm not promising either of those from my "a day in the life..." But, if reading last week's post about my work with Entity Magazine peeked your interest, here's what my workday really looks like. Of course, this day turned out a little more exciting than some - but you'll just have to keep reading to find out why!
8:45: My alarm goes off. I usually wake up earlier than this, but Daylight Savings has been kicking my booty. My old college roommate can attest to the fact that I NEVER snooze on my alarm...but the few days before, I did. Multiple times. So I decided to listen to my body, sleep in and cut my workout short. Soooo worth it. I also spent a few minutes linking up my latest blog post to that day's link parties. (If you're a blogger and haven't discovered link parties yet, get on that train! Such a great way to share your posts and meet some more awesome bloggers!)
9:00: Jump on my stationary bike and start working on an article for Entity. I know people never understand how I write and exercise at the same time, but multi-tasking is my jam.
10:00: The mailman is here! I got a surprise from Path of Life since I won Amanda's giveaway at Gluten Free and Dairy Free Reviews (check out her blog ASAP if you never have!). Path of Life offers a variety of frozen foods, many of which feature quinoa and other ingredients (so far, the Mexican mix with black beans and mango is my fave).
|One of the many meals now stuffed into my freezer!|
10:10: Hop in the shower. I never understood the purpose of robes until I moved to Colorado Springs. Now, I 100% percent get it. It's freakin' cold right out of the shower, and I can't get dressed quick enough.
10:30: Finish one article for Entity and start the next. I also am sipping my usual morning "tea," which is warm water with a squeeze of lemon and a shot of apple cider vinegar.
|On Instagram...versus real life!|
11:30-2:15: Pulling a Rhianna and work, work, workin'. I did take one short break, though, to go for a walk with my folks to enjoy the insanely gorgeous weather. I know people out East are struggling with snow storms (and I totally wish you the best!), but we're loving the high 60s and 70s (!!!) here.
2:15-4:30: I typically work until 3, but today I had an oh-so-special doctor's appointment. (Feel free to skip this section if you're the queasy type or eating). I've struggled with an ingrown toenail for the past five years, and have had it cut three times. After it began ingrowing for the fourth time a few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to real treatment - aka the one where they effectively burn the nerves of your toenail to keep parts of it (in my case, both outside edges) from ever growing back. My doctor was HiLaRiOuS and definitely made the surgery a lot more
6:00-7:00: While my dad left to go help teach a class on first-aid, Mom and I tried out another episode of our latest guilty pleasure: Bull. For any NCIS fans, this is the new series featuring the same actor who played Anthony DiNozzo. We'd give it a solid C. Some of its episodes are great, others...not so much.
7:20: Decide to do some stretching, even though I can't do my usual yoga routine because of my toe (which, at this point, had come back to life with fury). Unfortunately, part of the deal with fibromyalgia is that, whenever my muscles get tight, they don't loosen up easily. And, thanks to tensing up during my toe appointment, I had one heck of a headache. Thankfully, a little stretching and some help from our hand-held massager did the trick. Sometimes chronic illnesses suck, but it's all about learning what self-care tactics really help your body at its best.
|My usual night activities...|
9:00: Take one Tylenol Codeine to manage the toe pain...and keep watching random food shows on Netflix until bed.
10:30: Realize that I am apparently a Tylenol Codeine lightweight...so I crawl into bed and call it a day!
So, that's what a day in the life of a working post-college celiac looks like! Some days, it seems like I have the most boring life ever. Others? I'm wishing for my non-exciting days to come back! I don't know how long this routine will stay, but I know I'm making the most of it for now.
*Also found at Flaunt it Friday, Dare to Share*
Do you like reading about a day in other people's lives? What does a day in your life look like right now? Don't tell me I'm the only girl you loves these kind of posts!