Sometimes I get this urge to quit everything I'm doing and spend all day every day painting. I've gotten to talk to a lot of really cool creatives and I've asked a few of them about what their day-to-day looks like because I know it's a common misconception that when you do creative work you spend 98% of your time making things. Heck, when I first got into photography I thought I would spend 98% of my time taking pictures. HA! Oh man I was so naive. I thought today I could walk you through what a typical day looks like for me, so if you're into learning about my life a little more, keep reading.
8:05 AM Matt's alarm goes off and makes me want to break something - immediately get on social media
8:30-9 AM finally roll out of bed (maybe)
9-10 AM make some sort of breakfast (usually just toast and coffee) and sit down at my computer
10-10:30 AM watch YouTube videos while I put makeup on
10:30-12 PM answer some e-mails, browse through FB groups I'm in, check to see if I have any new e-mail subscribers, write a list of tasks for the day
12-12:45 PM Lunch break! I usually watch an episode of Friends while I eat lunch because my brain needs a break
12:45-3:30/4 work on my tasks for the day
4ish stop working because usually that's when Matt's done
After that I probably watch a few more YouTube videos or paint a little and start thinking about what I want to accomplish the next day. At some point we make dinner (typically a HelloFresh meal) and then hang out and watch TV until bed. .
That's it! Exciting, isn't it? :) That example is based off what my last few months have looked like on a Monday and maybe Thursday. Most weeks I spend 2-3 days in an office and then on the weekends (Friday-Sunday) I work the opening shift in the coffee bar at a restaurant so I'm up at 5:45 and not doing much work on my own business. My days have been shifting a little while we've been gone (we were in Florida for two weeks and we'll be in Cali for two weeks). I'm trying to get up earlier, workout at some point during the day and plan my days better. I'm still figuring out what works best for me. How do you organize your days? Are you the kind of person who needs a to-do list?