A Day in the Life

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Every day I roll out of bed at approximately 6.26am. Not a minute before and not a minute after. I hate the morning (except for when it’s the weekend) and try to make my morning routine as easy as possible. This post is about a day in the life of me.

A Day in the Life:

I always try to set my things out for the next day the night before. This makes my morning less of a headache. Being someone who thrives on organisation, I enjoy making sure my lunch is made the night before too.

I like to keep to an exact time, so I often try to leave home at about 7.31am. I like getting to school a bit earlier, at 7.50am. That way I can chill for a bit before the day starts. E.g. eat my second breakfast (there is no way I could get through the morning without my second breakfast). This video clip below is pretty much the story of my life.

The morning is an important time for me. I do a bit of last minute photocopying and fire off some emails before the children come in to learn.

I like being organised for lessons. There is nothing worse than starting a lesson, only to realise that you forgot to print up the very important maths activity. That has happened to me a few times in my career, and it makes me so annoyed. I now have a habit of writing everything I need to do in the morning on a post-it note. I then stick it to my laptop so there is no way I can miss it.

It is always a moment of excitement when I reach morning tea and lunch. As an introvert, I find I need to have some quiet time, so it is a really good time for me to reflect on the morning/day so far. At lunch, I also finish marking books, send some more emails, and also organise sports practices. As the sports coordinator for the primary (yay, so fun *sarcasm*) I spend the majority of my ‘free time’ at school getting sports things sorted.

After School:

After school is when I have meetings and talk with parents. Meetings are not my favourite thing. I spend most of my time writing up certificates or telling people that I don’t have any problems to talk about (I actually don’t).

a day in the life

How I feel about every meeting I attend.

If I don’t have meetings I try to get the rest of my marking done.

Home time:

I love getting home and making dinner. I am a very early eater, as I hate going to sleep with a full stomach. My time after school is very treasured by me. I often work 7.50am – 5pm. Although the students aren’t in class the whole time, I do spend the majority of my non-contact time working on school things. By the time I get home, I try to relax as much as possible before my flattie gets home. She spends the whole evening talking at me…so it gets kind of exhausting (introvert problems).


Now, the song that kind of inspired this post:


This post here is relatable:

How I Begin Each Day


  1. Melanie

    20/04/2018 at 9:36 PM

    Sounds like you have a pretty hectic schedule but planning and being organised is always a good thing! I love reading other peoples day in the life posts I think mine would be pretty boring 😂
    Great post thanks for sharing 😊

    1. kattie

      20/04/2018 at 9:44 PM

      I have to write everything down, otherwise, I’d forget it. Sometimes my brain is like sieve! Hah, I’m sure it wouldn’t be too boring! 😀
      Thank you 🙂

  2. Bexa

    20/04/2018 at 10:02 PM

    I love reading about other people’s days, it’s really interesting! Your day sounds busy but I love that you make time for second breakfast 😍. Fab post, thank you for sharing 😘 xx

    Bexa |

    1. kattie

      20/04/2018 at 10:48 PM

      Me too. I always find it interesting how people’s days are similar/different to mine! Always, I will never skip second breakfast 😀
      Thank you 🙂

  3. Huda

    22/04/2018 at 8:53 PM

    I’m not a morning person either so I do whatever I can to make it pleasant haha! This was very fun to read! xx

    1. kattie

      22/04/2018 at 11:06 PM

      It is so hard having to wake up early 😀 Thank you 🙂

  4. Faye

    23/04/2018 at 8:21 PM

    It sounds like you have a lot to get done in your daily schedule! I wish I was as organised as you haha xx

    1. kattie

      23/04/2018 at 9:23 PM

      Haha, I took me a while to be well organised like this. I used to rely on my memory for a lot of things, but now it’s just too much to remember! 🙂

  5. Liz

    24/04/2018 at 10:09 PM

    I love that you leave house by 7:31 – so specific!!! I think a specific number like that helps you to be sure to remember it. I struggle with keeping firm limits on my work time versus home time – I find myself working a little bit more every month… perhaps it is time to make a hard line when it comes to working hours, I need to protect my home life!

    1. kattie

      26/04/2018 at 9:41 PM

      Haha, it is. I like having that specific time because it keeps me on track! My flattie tries to have big conversations just as I’m walking out the door. I agree – it is so important to have a work – life separation. I get so many emails over the weekend that I feel like I need to respond to them, but I always wait till Monday.

  6. Codrut @

    25/04/2018 at 11:51 AM

    It’s cool to read about other bloggers’ life… btw, the Instagram link in the sidebar isn’t working, so please double check that… wanted to see what’s your first name…

    1. kattie

      26/04/2018 at 9:35 PM

      Thanks for letting me know about that. I’ve fixed it now 🙂

  7. Eena

    27/04/2018 at 11:10 PM

    I love that clip from Lord of the Rings! You had so much to do but I’m glad you were able to get it done. Yay you!

    cabin twenty-four

    1. kattie

      28/04/2018 at 7:03 AM

      Haha, me too. It’s the one I always think of when I have second breakfast! Thank you – it’s always a great feeling getting everything completed.

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