A majority of equestrian blogs I read are written by fellow working adult amateurs like myself. We all have busy lives, cramming everything we can into those measly 24 hours of a day. So how do I do it? Here’s a peek into my day:
6:30 a.m. DH’s alarm buzzes. I pray he turns it off ASAP so I can go back to sleep.
7:30 a.m. My alarm goes off. I flail around trying to hit the snooze button.
7:50 a.m. The alarm goes off again. Did it snow enough for a snow day? Wait, it’s June. Shit, I’m late!
8:15 a.m. I’m begging the dog to do his business quickly so I can get to work on time.
8:27 a.m. Cursed is the light at Bethel and Route 33! It’s always red when I need it to be green!
8:40 a.m. I’m greedily gulping coffee in my cubicle and checking emails.
9:15 a.m. Why does Facebook’s new algorithm hate my posts?! WHY?!?
10:02 a.m. I’m so hungry, I could eat an entire cheeseburger right now.
10:03 a.m. STOP THINKING ABOUT CHEESEBURGERS!
10:30 a.m. Oh look, my Facebook post on new medical payment reforms finally got some likes and shares! Praise Jesus!!
11:23 a.m. I gobble down a lean cuisine while reading about effective strategies for automating marketing campaigns.
11:30 a.m. Decide the weather looks nice enough to ride this evening, so I go home on my lunch hour to walk the dog and pack some riding clothes.
12:33 p.m. Realize I forgot to pack a belt for my breeches and cry.
3:45 p.m. Look at my watch bleary-eyed after spending all afternoon in back-to-back meetings. Only 45 minutes left in the work day!
4:15 p.m. Give up on trying to be productive in the last 15 minutes of the work day and head to the bathroom to change.
4:30 p.m. I start my car and head to the barn.
4:31 p.m. I pray to the Gods of Traffic for no accidents on I-270 and SR 161.
5:10 p.m. At the barn I breathe a sigh of relief, grateful to be in my happy place.
5:30 p.m. In the saddle I warm Miles up with some long and low walk, trot and canter work.
5:45 p.m. Miles has been great for our ride and I take a mirror selfie.
6:17 p.m. Tucked in with a pile of fresh hay and water, Miles is happy and I’m headed home.
7:03 p.m. What in the world is for dinner?! I’M STARVING.
9:00 p.m. DH is asleep on the couch, I’m watching Vampire Diaries and the dog is snuggled on my lap. Today was a good day.
What does your daily routine look like?
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