Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Day In the Life Link Up

So you want to know what I do on a typical day, huh? Well, here you go! Yesterday you got to learn more about what I do at work, but here's another glimpse into a typical day in the life of me. I am so excited to be hosting this linkup with my friend Rachel and hope you are going to link up as well!


My day always starts with coffee and I try really hard to be disciplined and avoid going to Starbucks too often in order to sac money. This particular day though, it was pouring rain and I was extra tired and grumpy, so Starbucks was necessary. Please note something very important in this picture: My gas light is on. This is seriously way, way too common for me. I live life on the edge and always seem to be playing the game of how long I can drive on my gas light before I run out of gas. Which has happened more times than I care to admit.


You saw this picture yesterday, but this is my desk at work. I work from 7 am- 4 pm and my day was fairly routine, I worked on some job announcements, some interview questions, helped a hiring manager with an exam, and went to another state agency and did a file review on an applicant. 



Please hold your judgement but I went to Starbucks again at lunch. I am addicted, okay? I ordered just a brewed coffee so no four dollar coffee for me. My friend Shal works in my office so I always have the best breaks when we get to hang out and chat. 


PUMPED to go for a run after work. I usually try and run three or four times a week, but I took a mini-running break after my half marathon so it was nice to get outdoors and feel the wind in my hair and the sun on my face again.


This is where I ran-I think Boise has the BEST running trails, and I was craving a hard run so I headed to our foothills. It was a really challenging run, but I always am reminded that my life is really great during a run. Sometimes getting out the door is the hardest part of running, but I always feel amazing when I am done. 


My husband is the cook in our family, and a really great one at that! I am so glad he's always cooking healthy food, it makes making good eating decisions so much easier. He made grilled chicken on the BBQ and broccoli but I really could've gone for a greasy, cheesy pizza. But, swimsuit season is officially upon us so I am glad I wasn't in charge of dinner. 


He also prepped some lunches for us for the rest of the week, totally saving me because I never have a minute to spare in the mornings for things like packing lunches and making breakfasts. In fact, when he was out of town, I was late to work because I didn't realize how much time doing all that stuff plus feeding the dogs took!

So there's a pretty typical day in my life-add in some blogging in the evenings and usually a big bowl of ice cream at night, and you have my usual routine down. Tonight there will be no ice-cream because I finished it last night and forgot to stop for more. Excuse me while I go cry. Rachel and I do have a special gift for you at the bottom of the post, and would also LOVE for you to linkup with us so we can get to know you just a little more! :)


Your Hosts

Brittany @ Happy Is A Choice   ||   Rachel @ Rachel Rewritten

Link up Rules:

1. Follow Your Hosts
2. Write your "Day In The Life Post"
3. Add your link
4. Go check out what a day in the life of the other participants looks like 
5. FIND NEW BESTIES!




Rachel and I have also teamed up to give away an amazing prize pack that I wish I could just win and keep for myself! Here are a few of our most favorite things of the summer that could be yours! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter! Good luck!


summer giveaway




 



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26 comments:

  1. And now all I want is some Starbucks...can you believe Oxford doesn't have one yet? They're currently building our first and I am literally counting down the days. I'm jealous of your running spot...that looks like a postcard! And meal prepping...I'm impressed. I wish I had that dedication. I need to get myself on that train, I feel like I would be so much more prepared! Love hosting with you!

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  2. This is awesome! I love it! My summer must-haves are sunglasses, a hair-tie and a big water bottle. It's so muggy in Ohio that I'm always parched!

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  3. Some days you just need coffee. And lots of it! Today is one of those days for me. I haven't had coffee regularly in a while, so I think it is okay for me to splurge ;)

    Ronnie is so sweet! Love that he cooks and makes your lunches. LOVE.

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  4. I love this idea! I'll be joining you girls later on today, hopefully! :) Also, that picture of your running trail is amazing!

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  5. You are so disciplined!!! There is a girl inside of me who wants to be a runner.... I just can’t find her!! Haha! Also, I smiled when you talked about Ronnie using the BBQ... it is so funny how we call it different things in different parts of the country! Here, BBQ=grill :)

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  6. love seeing more of your daily life. My summer must have is EOS lip balm and flip flops.

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  7. My gas light is always on too!! You inspire me to keep running... I just started back up again. I LOVE your running trail!!

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  8. Enjoying this link-up! My summer must haves are a good book to read & a water bottle!

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  9. Wait...you can pack lunches in an organized, non-rushed fashion? WHAT. I'm stealing you're husband's organizational meal prep skills.

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  10. Love this link up idea!! I took a mini break after my first half as well-- gearing up to train for another!!

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  11. Such a fun link-up, hope to join in next time :)

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  12. It may sound odd, but my summer must-have is always buying a new planner. I love planning out my fun days off and getting ready for the next school year!

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  13. I love this linkup. I may hafta join in! My summer must haves: super cute flip flop, sandals and flats now that our feets are on full display when wearing summertime dresses and shorts.

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  14. Hahaha my gaslight is always on too!!
    No judgement from me girl Id go to SB 3 times daily if I could!

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  15. Your husband is so sweet prepping meals for you! I love that idea! I need my sunscreen in the summer or I will be so sorry and burned.

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  16. So fun to get a glimpse into your everyday life! I work at a college and there is a Starbucks little a hop, skip and a jump away from me...so hard to resist! The meal prepping for lunch looks like a great idea and delicious!

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  17. One of my summer must-haves is a good beach bag! I keep it stocked with sunscreen, books, sunglasses...anything I need when I am off to the pool or beach so I don't feel like I am scrambling!

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  18. Love this post! My summer must have are a swimsuit, flip flops and a good book!

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  19. Your running trail is unreal! I would totally run more if I had views like that!

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  20. Those meals look amazing!!! Sweet potatoes--yum! What a great idea! I love this link up of y'alls. I am definitely joining in next time!

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  21. I'm thinking your Hubby is a keeper for sure!!! Those individual meals are the bomb! This was a fun link up! Happy weekend!

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  22. Love the meal prepping + that view on the trail... luckkky girl! :)

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  23. I'm a new follower and it's my first time linking up! Love your blog and your desk at work makes me jealous! I miss having a desk to make my own haha - so random but when I saw your picture it made me miss work a little!

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  24. Thanks for hosting such a fun linkup! I had a blast documenting my day yesterday! :)

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  25. SPF in my chapstick is what I HAVE to have for summer. My lips stay chapped, if I don't.

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