Our day-to-day life in Chicago is obviously different than what it is in Miami. Some of the elements (like work) are still there, but the logistics of how we operate are just different.
Since I’ve already shared a weekend update, I thought it would be fun to share a little peak into our “Chicago life” and the things we do on a regular weekday.
This was our day yesterday…
My alarm goes off at 5:30 am, but I reset it for 6:15 am. I could not peel myself out of bed to go to the gym. I figured all the walking I do has to count for something! After I get up and shower, Vishnu gets up and does the same. We talk as we iron our clothes and prepare for our day.
After we are both ready, we head into the kitchen to eat breakfast. Samir, who also leaves for work around 7:30, is also doing the same (we’re staying with Roshni and Samir right now!). After eating toast/cereal, the three of us chat and head out the door.
Vishnu and I walk about 1/2 mile together to the train station. We chat about life and living in the now. I love our deep conversations! When we get to the station, Vishnu takes the train heading north while I head south.
Luckily, the train ride is less than 10 minutes, and the walk to the office is only 5 minutes. Easy peasy! I’m at the office by 8:00 am.
Because of the way the Chicago office is set up, I have my own office (with a door). It’s actually really nice because I sit in the same area as three of my colleagues. This is such a welcome change since in Miami I only have one other person from my team (who has actually been out of the office for a few months now).
On this particular day, Erin and I head down to Dunkin to grab some coffee when she gets in to the office.
Then comes a few hours of meetings and work.
Erin, Thea and I break for lunch around 12 and head to Bombay Wraps. YUM!
After lunch, I have a some emails to respond to and a few tasks to cross off my to do list.
I leave the office around 5:15 pm and make it to Roshni’s place by 5:40 pm.
After talking to Vishnu for a few minutes, Roshni and I head out to Michigan Avenue to find a pair of comfortable flats for me.
After stopping at Trader Joe’s to pick up a few items for dinner, we head home.
Salads and pasta are on the menu!
While it’s so much fun being in a new city, I do miss my Miami routine. Thank goodness we have great friends who make us feel right at home!
Well, that’s pretty much our day-to-day routine right now. I head to London on Saturday night for a week, so I’ll have a whole new routine during that time. Being adaptable and agile are so my thing now!
What does your daily routine look like? Does it vary by the day or is it pretty consistent?