A Day in the Life: December 2015
This is the last A Day in the Life post for the year. And what a year it has been.
I want to take some time to thank Manda for letting me take over this linkup for the duration of the year. I enjoyed taking it over! But I have to admit that I am having the same feelings she did when she finished the linkup a year ago. It has slowly begun to feel like a chore for me, partially because I feel like having just words is boring. However, I am reluctant to end this linkup or pass it on just yet.
I want to make a couple of changes to the style of the linkup to make it more interesting. When faced with the prompt ‘write about your day’, sometimes people are lost. How much to write? But I didn’t do much today? What if I am not inspired to write about what happened today? I want to include questions or prompts to make this linkup a bit more fun and put people more at ease with what to write. You will definitely see it back in 2016. 😊
Now on to a summary of my day…
I drove to the train station in the morning in the hopes of getting a parking spot. It isn’t the train station I normally go to, but it’s one a bit closer. Trains are less frequent but since there is parking, I wanted to give it a go. I need to drive to a train station on Friday, so I thought today would be good ‘practice’.
I almost crashed into a car when I turned into the station. I think it was partially my fault for not double checking, but I was right behind the car in front of me, and we were both turning right, when all of a sudden this car just appeared out of nowhere from the opposite direction and didn’t even slow down or swerve, leaving me to slam on the brakes. I was in a bit of a ‘what the heck just freaking happened’ moment, but I moved along, relieved to still be alive.
Unfortunately there was some work being done at the train station so a lot of the parking spaces were fenced off. I ended up driving for twenty minutes, meeting Nick at the station where he usually drives to. It’s in the totally opposite direction to the city, but I parked my car next to his (haha) and we caught the train and went on our way.
After finally arriving at work, I grabbed breakfast and we had our stand-up meeting. I spent most of the morning working on one task, having to deal with some computer problems along the way. We all got Christmas cards from our team leads & managers. ☺️🎄
Just after noon, Nick and I went to have lunch with our friend Blake. We all used to work for the same company at one point! It was good to catch up. We mostly talked travel and work, while we ate burgers at Charlie & Co. They have the best vegetarian burger I have ever tasted, but this time I decided to try the fish burger. It was super delicious!
We went our separate ways and back to work. I felt a bit more productive in the afternoon compared to the morning. I worked on rebuilding a new feature towards the end of the day.
After work finished, I walked to the station to meet Nick, and I was so tired I had a nap on the train. We all knew it was going to rain, and it rained lightly when we got off the train at the end of our ride and walked to our respective cars. It was strange having to both drive in our cars but drive in separate directions. We’re used to either going home together or parting ways when one of us gets off the train.
It rained harder as I drove home, but it wasn’t too bad. When I got home I rested on my bed and read some news articles on my phone, and read through some responses from my blog survey. It’s still open if you want to complete it. I will leave responses open for at least another week.
After having some dinner I had a shower, then spent some time drafting up some blog posts and getting some ideas out. It’s been a pretty lazy evening, I’m hoping to sleep soon!