6/04/2011

"A Day in the Life" Sign-Ups

Every woman has a story. We want to hear yours!
We are going to be featuring a new weekly post soon. It’s going to be called A Day in the Life, and it’s going to be featured once a week. We haven’t decided on a day yet. The purpose is for other moms to see what it’s like to live a day in your shoes. Whether you’re a stay at home mom, a teacher, a grandparent, or you don’t even have children yet, we want to hear from you. The idea is for us to feature a new woman each week. We'd like to feature women from all over the world as well. If you’re interested, we’ll give you all of the details from there.

A Day in the Life post will look similar to this:

A Day in the Life – Life After College

Heather Loth, 23, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


She landed her first real job at a homeless shelter, as a volunteer coordinator and fund-raising assistant. Her degree is in anthropology, “but if I could have majored in everything, I would have. I wish I could have every job for one day.” Her future is hardly settled…

7:32 am- Alarm clock time. (Real clock time is 7:15 am.) Two text messages. Why do my friends only send me messages when they’re drunk?
          Coordinate movements around tiny bathroom- the kind where the door hits the toilet and you have to move just right to make sure your belly doesn’t get squished between the door and the one shelf that holds all your bathroom things, and inevitably there will be a hair-dryer cord, and you’ll either trip on it or it’ll get stuck in the door. The challenge is to avoid getting frustrated EVERY morning.
          I must say, my roommate and I are quite good at this. Amanda leaves the bathroom upon my arrival at the door. I pee, she gets dressed, I hop in the shower, and she applies makeup. By the time I’m out of the shower, her hair is fixed and I can start on mine. It helps that she has to get to work a half hour earlier than me.

8:02 am- Last minute dance around the house. Cell phone, keys, water bottle, Nutri-Grain bar half in mouth. Say goodbye to my cat, Angie, remind her that she’ll get fed after I get home. I feel guilty because I know I can’t predict when I’ll be home. Today it is hot, so I am worried that I should have turned on the air, but I should have been on the road two minutes ago. She’ll be fine.

8:17 am- Traffic. What is this? I drive out of the city into the suburbs, so in theory I shouldn’t sit in a mess of cars. What kills me is I know that if I would have left literally two minutes earlier, I wouldn’t be stuck in traffic. So now I have to decide if I have time to get a chai. Do I even have $4? No...”

If you’re interested, or you know someone who may be interested, you can either comment here, message us on Facebook, or email us at naturallythriftymoms@gmail.com.

We are very excited about this new Feature of the Week, and hope you are too!

3 comments:

Sara said...

I'd be interested in doing this :)
sara http://raspberrymusing.blogspot.com/

Amy and Meagan said...

Sara - I think Meagan contacted you but we'd love to have you do this! I visit your blog (well blogs because I still go to the old one sometimes) a lot!

-Amy

Melanie said...

I'd love to do this. I'm a new sahm, formerly hs english teacher, who normally capitalizes, but i'm typing one-handed right now! mcorbett76@yagoo.com

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