Welcome to Day 5 of the 168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge! If you have made it this far, then you have made it through the workweek. Just two days to go!
I got to bed around 10:45 yesterday after working from 10-10:30. I set the alarm for 6:30 a.m. I was drifting in and out the last half hour before that. Here is how the day went:
6:30 – up, shower, checked email
7-8 – work – filed Fast Co story, prepped for later calls.
8-8:45 – breakfast with my parents at the hotel.
8:45-10 – worked in room, mostly phone calls. I had one hour today when I knew I would be sitting at a desk and could coordinate with people!
10-10:30 – checked out, shuttle driver took me to the venue where I would speak.
10:30 – 11:30 – met various people involved in the program. Gorgeous venue – seats 500+ and it was full! I could see the trees through the window.
11:30-12:55 – lunch plus the program, with awards and the like.
12:55-1:20 – my speech. I was adjusting the length on the fly as I was told I had to end at precisely 1:20. I did. I am a speaker who follows directions. It went well. People were very energetic. They gave me a lovely set of wooden shoes as a speaker gift. This has been a great week on speaker gifts, between the chocolate versions of my books and this.
1:20-1:40 – signed books.
1:40-2 – checked email while waiting for driver. Learned that my 9-year-old got a great part in his musical! I was so nervous about this because I hadn’t heard anything about call backs. Someone asked me before my talk if I was nervous. The honest answer is no. But a community theater audition for my kid definitely has my stomach in knots. I guess they didn’t call him back because they didn’t need to hear him again!
2-2:50 – to Grand Rapids airport. Chatted with driver and stared out window.
2:50-3 – check in, got Starbucks
3- 4:15 worked in airport Starbucks. Unfortunately, there are very few flights to Philly so there was nothing to do but wait until the 5:10 one. Grabbed a sandwich to go at the end.
4:15-4:25 – through security, to gate.
4:25- 4:40 – email, etc. at gate
4:40-5:20 – board, read on plane
5:20- 6:30 – worked on plane – wrote a draft
6:40-7 – to car
7 – 7:35 – drove home (I-476 route around city)
7:35 – 8:10 – came home to find neighbor kid playing Wii with 6-year-old and everyone else in the backyard. Got baby, walked neighbor kid home, fed baby cheese and then gave him his “baba” and put him to bed.
8:10 – posting this, then will probably put the other kids to bed and relax until my bedtime.
Now on to the weekend! I hope you have some fun anchor events planned!