6:45 am – Wake up, fumble around, get dressed in work slacks and sneakers and workout shirt. Take the dogs for walks(~1.25 miles). Do some dishes, make the bed, tidy the house. Put on work shoes and a blouse and some makeup. Make a smoothie and brew some coffee.
8:10 am – Head to the office, meanwhile drinking smoothie and coffee. Listen to NPR or chat with a girlfriend who has same commute time.
8:30 am – Arrive at the office, refill coffee, and get myself organized for the day.
|I have a shovel hanging on the wall at my desk.
Its from a groundbreaking ceremony of a building we constructed in 2012.
9:00 am – Check email, make phone calls, prep for meetings. Chip away at the never-ending, always-increasing to-do list! I do commercial property management and development for a private investment firm, and right now I’m doing annual CAM (common area maintenance) reconciliations.
Somewhere around 12:30 to 1:30 – take a lunch break. Normally go home and eat leftovers, cuddle the dogs, and do a few more dishes.
An hour later – Resume work, remark how true the 80/20 rule is since a few commercial properties take up the majority of my time and energy. Visit a property to do an inspection, meet with a contractor, check in with a tenant, or meet with brokers. Back at the office, take calls from tenants, contractors, etc. Update files, keep checking emails.
|Recent property inspection photo.|
5:15 pm – Start winding down the work day. Clean off desk and get a little organized for tomorrow. Tell myself I need to leave right at 5:30 to get to the barn at a reasonable hour.
5:29 pm – Get called into a last-minute “quick” meeting with a boss. Try to keep my cool even though I really wanted to leave on time. Oh well.
5:45 pm – Finally wrap up meeting, change into barn clothes, and head to the barn.
6:15/6:30 pm – Arrive at the barn. Be as time-efficient as possible tacking up, prepping bucket, exercising Hemie, etc.
8:00 pm ish – head home.
8:45 pm ish – Arrive home, eat dinner, spend some time with hubby.
9:30 pm ish – Get ready for bed.
I generally go to the barn 4 or 5 days a week, 3 of which are weekdays. 1 weekday is date night with hubby and another is either spent either on volunteer work (I’m in a local young professional volunteer group) or on catching up on budget/homekeeping/etc.
Great blog hop – love to see how others are able to manage horse owning and balance everything else in life!