A recent Thursday in my life
Feed Flora the cat
Pack my bag with the food I prepared yesterday (yogurt to be eaten on the train; sandwich for lunch, frozen chickpea curry with rice for dinner, which will hopefully begin to de-thaw in my bag)
Head out to catch the train
Eat breakfast, drink coffee
*Kill time so I don't arrive crazy early
Enter the building, find the gym, ring the doorbell
Meet my new club manager. She's super nice!
Use the restoom while she finishes up with a client
Play around with my phone to connect it to Bluetooth
Finally actually connect my phone to Bluetooth
Set up my mat and blocks
Club manager comes in
No one signed up for class, no students come
Ask the manager some questions. She loves it that I teach at the jail!
Leave! Fortunately I still get paid.
*Kill time before the class I plan to take
Arrive at Whole Foods
Consider getting a cookie to eat later, acknowledge how rarely that waiting plan works, feel obligated to get something which is not a second coffee just yet ... so get some french toast and tater tots... basically a second breakfast.
Head over to class
*Charge my phone... while I kill time
shower, wash and dry my hair - a good task to fill my time when I have longer gaps in my schedule and shower access (another way of killing time*).
Walk to Dunkin Donuts because biking will give me way too much time to sit around
Arrive at DD
*Kill time before I teach
Call Geico to cancel car insurance. I just sold my car!
Bike over to teach class
Arrive to teach
Use the computer to send a few emails
Bike to the next class
Receive an instagram message & follow from a fellow teacher I hardly know. Feel afraid it's a sneaky sub request. Nope! We've only met twice but wants to connect me with a friend for yoga service advice. Great!
Walk to next class
Stop at Whole Foods (yep, visit number two to Whole Foods of this day)
Enjoy a free sample: a whole slice of white sourdough bread! No need to purchase anything now.
Arrive at the studio
Unlock the elevator, ride the elevator all the way up because I'm new with this elevator-locking business and it closes with me in it.
Put a few things down, ride the elevator back down to return the key to the lockbox and shut the elevator off.
Ride back up.
Sit quietly.* (/kill time)
Write in my planner.
Open the elevator to start signing in students
Chat with the next teacher. She’s so sweet.
Leave once my last student has departed
Frantically search Jewel for something I can snack on and wind up buying an only ok sandwich.
Get on the train
Eat half the sandwich, hoping to finish with something better at home.
Eat the rest of the sandwich.
Get almost all the way home ... the train stops for about 10 minutes.
Arrive at home
Do a few dishes
Figure out food and clothes for tomorrow
Send some emails
Set alarm for 6:30am so I can leave by 7am
Turn everything off and try to sleep
Actually fall asleep