What does a typical day look like for you?
I usually get up somewhere between 6:15 and 7:15 AM, depending on whether I can drag myself out of bed. Since I’m on the West Coast and deal with Europe, sometimes I have to get up at 5 AM for phone calls. If I’m up early enough, I’ll spend about an hour or two checking email and getting started on my to-do list for the day. Around 7:15 AM, I get my daughter, Amelia, out of bed and ready for the day. Around 8 AM she’s off to daycare with Jordan and I have the house to myself.
I work from home in our 3rd bedroom. I work best when I’m in my office otherwise, I get too distracted—I need to be intensely focused. This summer has been especially warm, so I try to take advantage of the marine layer haze in the morning and go for a quick run. Around 10 AM I am back at my desk and usually don’t move until about Noon when it’s time for lunch. I’ll walk Lulu, our American Bulldog around this time, too. Then it’s back to work until about 2 or 3 PM, when I start to need another break. I’ll usually grab a cup of coffee or a snack around this time and do some drawing or painting.
Around 4 PM, I run a few errands and pick up my daughter from daycare. Between 5 PM and 7:30 PM is family time, so we try to stay off our computers and phones and get outside…we’ll eat dinner and then take a walk or go to the pool. Amelia usually goes to bed around 7:30 PM and then Jordan and I sit down to relax, finding time to catch up with each other, check emails again, and watch Breaking Bad or some unmentionable reality shows… I always draw or sketch while we watch TV. Sometimes there’s ice cream. Continue reading…