This Is Me

Ricochet out of bed at 5:00 AM:

Blogger & Writer: I wake up early to proofread my blog post and publish it. Then I spend some time reading other blogs and leaving some comments. I’ll do some journaling if I’m not working on my blog.

Teacher: I’ll read my school emails, take a look at my teaching schedule, and put any finishing touches on my lesson plans.

Mom: I’m a “mom” to my little fur fam. I’m busy getting their breakfast, cleaning their cages, and letting them run around and wreck havoc on the house.

It’s 8:00 AM:

Teacher/Colleague: I arrive at school and step right into teacher mode. Everything else is pushed aside! I’m busy suggesting books, asking my readers what they are reading, fostering the love of independent reading, and teaching readers to be strategic about their reading. I also a support other teachers in the school by addressing pertinent reading questions and concerns.

School’s out 4:00 PM:

Runner: It’s time to put the rubber to the road and knock out a training run or cross-train. This could be anywhere between a 3 mile run to a 5 mile run, depending on where I am in my training plan. Cross-training consists of strength training, core work, or yoga.

Rushing around at 5:00 PM:

Housewife: I empty the dishwasher, put the trash out, place some laundry in the washing machine or put the laundry away, and pay some bills. I’m going to be truthful here, I rarely start dinner. That’s Matt’s area of speciality. If he doesn’t feel like cooking, I just roll with it and we eat leftovers or eggs.

Winding down from 6:00-7:30 PM:

Wife & Friend: I spend this time chit-chatting with Matt about his day and enjoying dinner, usually over a glass of wine. In between I will be texting or Snapchatting with my family and friends about whatever. I usually send a pic of the scrumptious dinner Matt has prepared. Some nights Matt and I might have a date. Our date would be at the gym attending a yoga class. I know you’re jealous!

Back to my little fur fam from 7:30-8:30 PM:

Mom: Once again I let the fur kids out to frolic around and get some exercise. I do my best to capture some of their antics and post it on their Instagram account. Usually, I’m touching base with Maddie too about her day via text or Snapchat.

Winding down for the day from 8:30-10:00 PM:

Whatever Me: You’ll find me writing in my journal or creating rough drafts for my blog. I *love* to make lists, so I’ll probably be preparing a to-do list, an exercise schedule, or a grocery list. Or perhaps you’ll observe me “reading”. (I have a tendency to read with my eyes shut. ~sigh) I catch up on social media during this time too. Best of all, I’m just chilling with Matt.

This is me. Just little ole me.


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14 thoughts on “This Is Me

  1. This day is so very similar to mine…I’m not a runner, but I am working on being able to walk/run a 5k next year. Living in Michigan the weather does not allow me to get out each day, so I head to the basement and get on the treadmill, which to me, is boring. Other than that, it’s pretty much the same.

  2. It was such fun to get to know the many Amys through your piece. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, you have such a creative way with structure! It also looks like you lead a beautifully rich and balanced life. I’m so glad that writing is part of it!

  3. We wear many hats, assume many roles in the course of the day, don’t we? I can picture your day as a mirror of who you are as an individual. Always at the core, you are uniquely Amy.

  4. This piece was really amazing – a day in the life – great snippets that helped me move through your day with you as you wore many hats. Just loved the organizational scaffold!

  5. This is a great synopsis of a day in your life. Each little snippet tells us a lot about you. Thank you for sharing. (I ricochet out of bed at 5am too, but generally have a much less productive morning, especially because my son has a tendency to wake me up at all hours. On really sleep deprived days like today, I ricochet right back into bed and throw me whole schedule off!)

  6. I loved this line: ” Or perhaps you’ll observe me “reading”. (I have a tendency to read with my eyes shut. ~sigh)” Me too! It’s why I try to read during the day instead of leaving it for the evening. Great fun and I love the time you spend with your little fur fan!

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