2 days ago, it was to a co-worker that asked how life was with my little girl, Eliara. Yesterday, it was to a potential client that was appreciative of me taking a call while on holiday.
What it comes down to is that I don't differentiate between business and pleasure -- work-life and home-life.
1. I love my family
2. I love my job
3. I have serious ADD
4. I own a Blackberry
Accordingly, it's very rare that I'm doing anything I don't enjoy and, no matter how much or how little I'm enjoying something, there's always something else I can/should/want to be doing.
So I live my life happily bouncing from one activity to the next.
A Day In the Life…
Here's what my typical weekday looks like:
6-6:30: Check Ellie, email, Facebook, and iGoogle feeds (not always in that order)
6:30-6:45: Push-ups and sit-ups (gotta keep up my girlish figure!)
6:45-7:15: Take care of the 3 S's (look it up)
7:15-7:30: Drive to work
7:30-8: Cereal at my desk and catch up on the trades
8-8:30: Respond to priority emails
8:30-12p: Meetings, calls, emails, deliverables, etc.
12-12:30: Pick up lunch and eat at my desk while reading the trades (unless I have a lunch mtg, in which case, skip to 1)
12:30-1: Check Ellie (via phone this time), email, and iGoogle feeds (again, not always in that order)
1-6: Meetings, calls, emails, deliverables, etc.
6-6:30: Drive home
6:30-7: Play with Ellie
7-7:30: Take care of the 3 B's (look it up)
7:30-8:30: Dinner with Lisa
8:30-10: QT with Lisa and/or finish up any outstanding work deliverables and respond to priority emails (sometimes simultaneously as needed/wanted)
10-11: Update my 18 blogs
11-11:15: Get ready for bed
Here's a typical weekend day:
3-3:45am: Give Ellie a bottle and rock her back to sleep
9am: Alarm (aka Ellie)
9-9:30: Feed Ellie
9:30-10: Eat cereal and check email, Facebook, and iGoogle feeds
10-10:30: Feed Ellie and put her down for a nap
10:30-12:30p: QT with Lisa
12:30-1: Feed Ellie
1-2: Go out for brunch
2-3: Walk around the neighborhood, take pictures for my blogs
3-4: Update my blogs
4-6: Play with Ellie or QT with Lisa if Ellie’s sleeping
6-7: Go for a run
7-7:30: Take care of the 3 S's
7:30-8:30: Dinner with Lisa
8:30-10: QT with Lisa and/or work deliverables and/or update my blogs (simultaneously as needed/wanted)
10-10:15: Get ready for bed
10:15-11: TV (Lisa likes to watch Ellen)
What's in a Word?
How would you describe my life?
Hectic? Sure. But that has a negative connotation.
Schizophrenic? Perhaps. But that makes it seem like medical attention is needed.
Unbalanced? Probably. But I equate balance with boredom.
So I’m going with fluid.
Main Entry: flu·id
1 a: having particles that easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass and that easily yield to pressure : capable of flowing b: subject to change or movement
2: characterized by or employing a smooth easy style
3 a: available for various uses b: liquid
Check, check, and check. My life is fluid. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Now I know I’m not alone in this lifestyle. It’s almost a pre-requisite for digital marketing professionals. I call it "Type-F."